ERIC Number: EJ373390
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Question: Do Standardized Tests Measure General Cognitive Skills? Answer: No.
Marzano, Robert J.; Costa, Arthur L.
Educational Leadership, v45 n8 p66-71 May 1988
When the Stanford and CTBS achievement batteries were analyzed, two major findings emerged: (1) the test items included only nine of the 22 general cognitive operations; and (2) the required general cognitive operations had little to do with student achievement on these tests. Implications and alternative assessment techniques are discussed. Includes 22 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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