ERIC Number: EJ464906
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Flunk'em or Get Them Classified: The Contamination of Primary Grade Accountability Data.
McGill-Franzen, Anne; Allington, Richard L.
Educational Researcher, v22 n1 p19-22 Jan-Feb 1993
Argues that high-stakes primary grade testing increases pressure on low-achieving schools to improve test performance and increases chances that low achieving children will be retained in grade or classified as handicapped. It is suggested that current practices be modified to eliminate motives to engage in such placement practices. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Classification, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Discrimination, Educational Practices, Grade Repetition, High Stakes Tests, Low Achievement, Primary Education, Special Education, Student Placement, Test Use, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A