ERIC Number: EJ492843
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Challenges of Assessing Young Children Appropriately.
Shepard, Lorrie A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v76 n3 p206-12 Nov 1994
In the past decade, testing of young children has been excessive and inappropriate. Leftover IQ tests have been used to track children into ineffective programs or to deny them school entry. Prereading tests held over from the 1930s have encouraged the teaching of decontextualized skills. Assessment advocates must clearly demonstrate testing's usefulness and ensure that abuses will not recur. (16 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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IES Cited: ED476810