ERIC Number: ED480082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Harnessing the Power of Technology: Testing and Assessment Applications.
Wall, Janet E.
One role of counselors and educators is to use assessment in the service of students and clients by monitoring educational progress and ensuring that learning is taking place. Under the right conditions and with proper use, employing technology to foster assessment practices can introduce helpful and productive efficiencies into the educational process. The use of technology as a tool for testing and assessment is the predominant focus of this chapter. It is proposed that to make proper and maximal use of technology tools for assessment, educators will need to: understand the advantages and pitfalls of technology use, particularly as they relate to the use of assessment tools with clients and students; follow the assessment standards and policies of applicable professional associations; use the best practices suggested in this chapter; and stay updated in topics related to assessment and technology. (Contains 41 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.