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ERIC Number: EJ767040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Testing the Test
Rieck, William A.
Principal Leadership, v6 n8 p44-47 Apr 2006
Student assessment has long been a major component of the tasks that teachers perform. As such, it is important that school leaders consider teachers' assessment strategies as part of the normal supervisory process. In a political climate ruled by the No Child Left Behind Act, one important consideration is how well teachers' assessments prepare students for good performance on state-mandated tests. To enhance students' performance on state-mandated test, teachers' tests must reflect the types of items and complexity of items they contain. This article discusses some samples of test items and the need for school leadership teams and master teachers to provide appropriate staff development to increase the test-making skills of teachers. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001