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Hosp, John L.; Suchey, Nicole – School Psychology Review, 2014
Over the past few decades, reading assessment has been pushed to the forefront of the national discussion about education. The most recent reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1994, 2001) made assessment a priority as administrators and teachers are attempting to meet increasing accountability standards, but measuring…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Reading Ability
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Mokhtari, Kouider; Hutchison, Amy C.; Edwards, Patricia A. – Reading Teacher, 2010
In this article, the authors suggest that many of the problems struggling readers encounter while reading stem from distinct yet fundamental sources of difficulty related to the types of text read (print or online), the task or activity readers engage in, and the sociocultural context of reading. The authors further argue that although these…
Descriptors: Tutors, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Difficulties
Warne, Russell T. – Multicultural Education, 2009
Recently this journal published a research article examining the effectiveness of three different tests in identifying ethnically diverse gifted and talented children (Lewis, DeCamp-Fritson, Ramage, McFarland, & Archwamety, 2007, Volume 15, Number 1, pp. 38-42). After examining the proportions of Caucasian and non-Caucasian children identified…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Comparative Analysis, Gifted, Talent Identification
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Naglieri, Jack A.; Ford, Donna Y. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2005
In a previous article, we (Naglieri & Ford, 2003) provided evidence from a large-scale study that similar proportions of White, Black, and Hispanic children would be identified as gifted using the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT; Naglieri, 1997). Lohman (2005) has taken issue with our conclusions and our methods. We provide several…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Academically Gifted, Disproportionate Representation, Racial Differences
Platt, Rita – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
The United States is currently involved in a continuing controversy about how best to measure the education of children. President Bush and his Administration have pushed for a bevy of standardized assessments, the results of which would be used to reward high-scoring schools and punish low-scoring ones. State departments of education and school…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scoring, State Departments of Education, Sanctions
Zakariya, Sally Banks – American School Board Journal, 1984
Adopting a new series of tests can raise student test scores. Scores can also be inflated by ensuring certain students do not take specific tests or by not counting some scores. Dramatic rises in standardized scores are likely to be accompanied by skepticism. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Scores
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Burket, George R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
The developer of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills scaling responds to Hoover's attacks on Thurstone and item response theory scales (TM 510 173). While agreeing that grade equivalent (GE) scores are presently the most appropriate developmental score for reporting elementary grade achievement tests, limitations and inconsistencies in the GE…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Grade Equivalent Scores, Latent Trait Theory
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Hoover, H. D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
The author addresses issues raised by Burket (TM 510 174) about the Iowa Test of Basic Skills scaling procedures. Further reasons for his criticism of Thurstone scale scores and item response theory scale scores for elementary school achievement tests are given. (BS)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Equated Scores, Grade Equivalent Scores
Andersen, Susan R. – American School Board Journal, 1993
Describes a week of testing 28 second graders. Points out how much classroom time testing consumes, how frustrating it is for teachers, and how emotionally trying it is for young students and their families. Maintains that all children operate at different developmental levels in different skills and should not be compared to each other. (MLF)
Descriptors: Child Development, Grade 2, Primary Education, Standardized Tests