ERIC Number: ED480064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Professional Testing Standards: What Educators Need To Know.
Camara, Wayne J.
Real and perceived misuses of educational tests, errors in test scoring and test use, and incidents of cheating on tests have been widely reported in local and national media. As educational tests take on additional importance for students, teachers, and schools, there is appropriate concern about the quality of assessments and the appropriate use of tests and test data. Given this situation, testing standards that represent professionals in educational measurement and psychology have increasing importance in evaluating test use today. The American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council for Measurement in Education completed their fourth collaboration in producing the "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" in 1999. This chapter provides an overview of the issues addressed in the current standards and their relevance to educators, as well as briefly describes the development of these standards and how they may be used today. (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.