ERIC Number: EJ622346
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Should Achievement Tests Be Used To Judge School Quality?
Bauer, Scott C.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v8 n46 2000
Studied whether student scores on standardized tests represent reasonable measures of instructional quality using ratings by 10 parents and 11 educators (school principals) of the degree to which test items from a nationally marketed standardized achievement test represent the content actually taught. On average, raters felt that test items measured materials important for students to know, but many items were suspect for other criteria. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Parents, Principals, School Effectiveness, Scores, Standardized Tests, Test Content, Test Items, Test Use
Electronic-only journal available at http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa; 21 pages.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research supported by the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans. Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 1999).