ERIC Number: EJ703755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-1
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Computerized Adaptive Testing: Effective Measurement for All Students
T.H.E. Journal, v31 n10 p14 May 2004
Most educators today would agree that the mission of the teaching profession has become more complex and much more challenging than ever before. Changes in district demographics, societal pressures that require more personalized student attention, evermore stringent governmental demands, and constant budgetary concerns all have an impact on teachers' daily routines. As director of student achievement for the Meridian School District in Idaho, the author of this article has seen firsthand how these and other issues, while controversial at times and always challenging, have forced all teachers to find new and creative ways to reach what they consider the ultimate goal of education: fostering continuous growth in every student to prepare him or her for the future. This is discussed at length in this article.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Special Needs Students, Gifted, School Districts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001