ERIC Number: ED471369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Educators' Handbook on Effective Testing.
Dickinson, Aileen C.; Friedman, Myles I.; Hatch, Charles W.; Jacobs, Jacqueline E.; Nickerson, Amanda B.; Schnepel, Katherine C.
This Handbook is intended to help educators understand testing, interpret test results, and defend the selection, construction, and use of tests. The Handbook, tailored to the needs of educators, analyzes only tests used by educators. The Handbook contains more than 100 reviews of tests used routinely to make education decisions and assess skills educators teach with an index of test titles, an index of acronyms, an index of test characteristics to lead educators to tests that evaluate characteristics of interest to them, and an index and directory of publishers. Test reviews are grouped under these functional headings: (1) "Admission Testing and Decision-Making"; (2) "Placement Testing and Decision-Making"; (3) "Instructional Prescription Testing and Decision Making"; (4)"Achievement Certification Testing and Decision-Making"; and (5) "Referral Testing and Decision-Making." Part 6 contains describes criteria for evaluating educational practice and decision making. Each of the six sections contains an introduction that provides an up-to-date orientation to the testing and decision-making issues relevant to the area. Each review contains the name of the test (with acronym), name of the reviewer, and descriptions of the tests educational uses, technical adequacy, and special features. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Admission (School), Decision Making, Educational Testing, Screening Tests, Student Placement, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Problems
Institute for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Education, Columbia, SC 29302.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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