ERIC Number: ED471080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Standardized Testing: One Size Fits All? A WisKids Count Special Report.
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.
This report from the WisKids Count project, instead of being the usual annual data book about an array of issues affecting children, is a collection of essays that take a critical look at the practice of standardized testing and the status of testing in Wisconsin. In the 2002-2001 school year, more than 250,000 Wisconsin children in public schools will take a standardized test. Advocates believe that testing can provide answers about how schools are doing; critics think that test results will be used to advance specific social agendas. The essays are: (1) "Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards, the Wisconsin Student Assessment System" (Elizabeth Burmaster); (2) "Alternatives to Standardized TestingThat Work!" (Bob Peterson); (3) "There Is No Standard for Testing Children with Disabilities" (Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick); (4) "Let Them Eat Tests" (Stan Karp); and (5) "WEAC's Position on Standardized Achievement Testing" (Russ Allen). The report also contains tables of selected school data by school district and by county. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Test Use, Testing Programs
WCCF, 16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600, Madison, WI 53703. Tel: 608-284-0580; Fax: 608-284-0583; Web site: http://www.wccf.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Medical Center.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin