ERIC Number: EJ374429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
The Lake Wobegon Effect: A Skeleton in the Testing Closet?
Phillips, Gary W.; Finn, Chester E., Jr.
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v7 n2 p10-12 Sum 1988
Officials of the United States Department of Education conclude that the pervasive "above average" achievement reported by J. J. Cannell (1988) results from a combination of testing practices and procedures among school testing programs. Causative factors of this paradox, dubbed the "Lake Wobegon Phenomenon," are discussed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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