ERIC Number: EJ387134
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Why We Need Better Assessments.
Shepard, Lorrie A.
Educational Leadership, v46 n7 p4-9 Apr 1989
In today's political climate, standardized tests are inadequate and misleading as achievement measures. Educators should employ a variety of measures, improve standardized test content and format, and remove incentives for teaching to the test. Focusing on raising test scores distorts instruction and renders scores less credible. Includes 13 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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