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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2007
Whatever has happened to using teacher observation as an approach to assess student achievement? Presently, the emphasis is upon state mandated testing to ascertain student progress. Much is written in educational journals about having students achieve No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal and state standards, signed into law in 2002. Much drill is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement
Ediger, Marlow – 2001
This paper discusses the rationale behind and uses of high stakes testing. Much of the support for high stakes testing comes from a desire to boost student achievement by increasing student and teacher motivation to do well. There are many disadvantages to high stakes testing, including inappropriate use of the test, inadequate test development,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, High School Students, High Schools
Ediger, Marlow – 2001
This paper discusses approaches to raising student test scores. At present, 49 of 50 states mandate tests for students in selected grades, and each school district is under pressure to have students score at a higher level than they did before. Teaching students to do better on tests is a frequent approach. It has some advantages, but also has the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2001
Mentors need to be carefully selected to assist new teachers in making a successful transition from student teaching to being fully licensed and certified to teach in the regular classroom. During the school year, the mentor may help the new teacher in a variety of ways--one is to build confidence in the new teacher for teaching and another is to…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education