ERIC Number: EJ673900
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Issues in High-Stakes Testing Programs.
Sloane, Finbarr C.; Kelly, Anthony E.
Theory into Practice, v42 n1 p12-17 Win 2003
Examines several issues at the heart of the debate over high stakes testing, highlighting: the types of tests used, the effects on student motivation and morale, the degree of alignment between the test and the curriculum, and the distinction between assessment of learning and assessment for learning. The article notes the need for teacher input in crafting testing programs that maximize benefits in each of these areas. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Theme Issue: "The Impact of High-Stakes Testing."