ERIC Number: ED480038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Guidelines for Selecting Appropriate Tests.
McDivitt, Patricia Jo; Gibson, Donna
In 1990 the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), and the National Education Association (NEA) published "Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students." Standard 1 of this document states, "Teachers should be skilled in choosing assessment methods appropriate for instructional decisions." Teachers and all educators involved in the selection and use of tests follow several guidelines when seeking to gain this competence. These guidelines include understanding the purpose of the assessment and determining the quality of the assessment. This chapter reviews these guidelines and provides educators with important information to help them select appropriate tests. (Contains 24 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.