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ERIC Number: EJ581564
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Why Standardized Test Scores Don't Measure Educational Quality.
Popham, W. James
Educational Leadership, v56 n6 p8-15 Mar 1999
Employing standardized achievement tests to ascertain educational quality is like measuring temperature with a tablespoon. Such tests are prone to testing-teaching mismatches, omitted items, and confounded causation problems. Actually, three factors influence students' scores: what's taught in school, native intellectual ability, and out-of-school learning. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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