ERIC Number: EJ714464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: 3
Standardized Tests: A Teacher's Perspective
Childhood Education, v81 n4 p242 Sum 2005
This article offers an explanation of standardized tests so that parents may understand the significance of their children's tests scores. Definitions of terms such as "percentile ranking," "norming group" and "criterion-referenced" are given. The author also questions the validity of high-stakes tests as a true measure of student knowledge.
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Standardized Tests, Scores, Definitions, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 3
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests