ERIC Number: EJ1078217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Test Use and Abuse
Tienken, Christopher H.
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v51 n4 p155-158 2015
The ubiquitous use of standardized test results to make varied judgments about educators, students, and schools within the public school system raises concerns of validity. If the test results have not been validated for making multiple determinations, then the decisions made about educators, students, schools, and school districts based on the results could be flawed. The author discusses specific standards that guide the research-based uses of test results.
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Test Use, Test Results, Test Interpretation, High Stakes Tests, Educational Assessment, State Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top