Testing and Standards: A Brief Encyclopedia Sandra Wilde

ISBN: 9780325003603

Published: August 1st 2002

Paperback

120 pages


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Testing and Standards: A Brief Encyclopedia  by  Sandra Wilde

Testing and Standards: A Brief Encyclopedia by Sandra Wilde
August 1st 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 120 pages | ISBN: 9780325003603 | 8.32 Mb

Whats the difference between a norm-referenced and a criterion-referenced test? If newspapers say only 50% of kids are reading at grade level, should you be worried? When does getting kids ready to take tests cross the line into cheating?In todaysMoreWhats the difference between a norm-referenced and a criterion-referenced test?

If newspapers say only 50% of kids are reading at grade level, should you be worried? When does getting kids ready to take tests cross the line into cheating?In todays educational climate, teachers have a lot of questions about where standards and tests come from, what they mean, and how theyre used. Sandra Wilde packs this handy reference guide with clear and concise explanations of this convoluted, and increasingly important, world. She not only defines technical terms, she makes sense of the ethics and politics involved.Whats more, Wilde provides the ammunition to challenge policies relating to testing and standards that arent benefiting students.

In a series of mini-essays on relevant topics, she gives you the information you need to: see if your states standards and tests have been well developed know how passing scores for state tests are set determine whether schools are using unethical practices to raise test scores check whether your local newspaper describes test results accurately.Dip into Wildes brief encyclopedia to demystify the lingo.

Or read it straight through as a quick primer on the concepts and issues of testing and standards. Then understand why every educator and policy maker should be aware of their impact in real classrooms.



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