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Frisbie, David A.; Andrews, Kevin – Elementary School Journal, 1990
Examines the extent to which kindergarten pupil and teacher behaviors during administration of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills--Early Primary Battery may compromise the meaningfulness and usefulness of the test scores. Although extensive variability in behavior was observed, most teachers followed directions exactly and most pupils encountered no…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Kindergarten Children
Murray, Marsha – Georgia Social Science Journal, 1990
Introduces ways to assess students' reading ability and improve reading of social studies textbooks. Combines reading scores from Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and individual sessions to understand students' reading ability levels. Uses cooperative reading groups, reading labs, and whole-class oral reading to improve skills. Suggests pre- and…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities