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Schoenfeld, Alan H. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
The challenge of "educational" assessments--assessments that advance the purposes of learning and instruction--is to provide useful information regarding students' progress towards the goals of instruction in ways that are reliable and not idiosyncratic. In this commentary, the author indicates that the challenges are actually more…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Learning, Student Evaluation, Psychometrics
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Shapiro, Edward S. – School Psychology Review, 2008
Over many decades, the efforts of researchers to understand key issues in the reading performance of those children most at risk for developing later reading problems has been relentless. This article presents the author's commentary to three studies: (1) Vanderwood, Linklater, and Healy (2008); (2) Edl, Jones, and Estell (2008); and (3) Baker et…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, Risk, Research and Development
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Airasian, Peter W. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1985
The Stanford Achievement Test Forms E and F were judged to be one of the best achievement batteries for assessing basic skills taught in grades one through nine. The test publisher provides several booklets in addition to the administration manual. These include the Norms Booklet, Handbook of Instructional Strategies, and Guide to Classroom…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Tompkins, Judith C. – 2000
This paper describes some of the issues of fairness for Hispanic English Language Learners (ELLs) taking the Stanford 9 (SAT 9) achievement test, a norm-referenced standardized achievement test administered annually to California students in grades 2-11. Until a student is at ease in English, a process that may take as long as 7 years, an…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education