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ERIC Number: EJ874473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-2870
Comments on ""Lake Woebegone," Twenty Years Later" by J. J. Cannell, MD
McRae, D. J.
Third Education Group Review, v2 n1a 2006
This article presents the author's comments on ""Lake Woebegone," Twenty Years Later" by J. J. Cannell, MD. J. J. Cannell's article on the so-called "Lake Woebegone" effect for K-12 educational testing systems is mostly an historical account of technical issues and policy considerations that led in part to development of new types of test instruments for K-12 testing, i.e., standards-based tests. However, this article also comments on current testing practices, and charges that some of the technical issues and policy considerations that led to the Lake Woebegone effect are still in place. In particular, the Cannell article focuses on the California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program in recent years. In this article, the author focuses on Cannell's comments on California STAR. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Third Education Group. Web site: http://www.tegr.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California