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Alternatives to Standardized Educational Assessment [microform] / Bruce C. Bowers
Bib ID 5509707
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Bowers, Bruce C
 
Online Versions
Description Eugene, OR : ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 1989 
4 p. 
Series

ERIC Digest ; Series Number EA 40.

Summary

Standardized testing of American students provides comparative scores for the placement of individual students, enables students to make appropriate decisions regarding a future course of study, and offers the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of teachers, schools, and school districts. As a result of using standardized test scores for comparative purposes, however, "teaching to the test" is becoming a common practice in our nation's schools. Performance-based assessments offer an alternative to standardized testing by requiring students to demonstrate active skills. Because performance-based assessments are more easily scored using a criterion- rather than a norm-referenced approach, to maintain assessment reliability comparisons must be made with similar assessments made by other teachers in other settings, the adoption of an exemplary system involving regular meetings between teachers responsible for scoring would be necessary. Such a shift in testing methodology sacrifices reliability for the benefits of validity. (9 references) (KM)

Notes

Availability: Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($2.50 prepaid postage and handling).

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OERI-R188062004.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Achievement Tests.  |  Criterion Referenced Tests.  |  Educational Assessment.  |  Educational Testing.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Mastery Tests.  |  Norm Referenced Tests.  |  Performance Based Assessment.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Student Placement.  |  ERIC Digests
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  ERIC Digests in Full Text.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management
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