High school students who opt out of taking the new state standardized tests
called Smarter Balanced have to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math in other ways in order to graduate, such as through a work sample or through SAT or ACT standardized test
Comparing a school's standardized test
scores to those of other schools is one approach to measuring effectiveness, but a major objection to this method is that students' test scores tend to be related to students' "socioeconomic" status--family household income, for example, or parents' educational background.
Interpreting standardized test
scores; strategies for data-driven instructional decision making.
When "high-stakes" standardized test
scores translate into significant funding for special programs and specific children (and, conversely, the threat of its abscence), significant pressures exist for educators, children, and parents.
No standardized test
is perfect, yet we use them all the time, and to good effect.
Although the intent of a standardized test
was good, the outcome and consequences it has on students is not so beneficial.
* clear statements of how the standardized test
is to be administered including time limits for test taking, directions for taking the test, and there should be a few practice items before pupils take the ensuing test.
Two recent analyses show that Colorado charter school students are outdoing their public school counterparts on state and national standardized tests
. The Colorado Department of Education's latest study of charter schools, which serve more than 12 percent of the state's K-12 students, reveals that they are more diverse, spend less money per pupil, and do better on the state standardized test
than Colorado public schools do.
Key Words: Test construction; achievement test; standardized test
; education; intermediate level
According to 2013-14 standardized test
results, the majority of First Nations students on reserves in Alberta are failing at reading, writing and math.
Our study found no significant differences-in either college GPA or graduation rates-between students who submitted standardized test
scores and those who did not.
BARRE -- The Quabbin Regional School District superintendent's decision last month to temporarily suspend in-school music lessons -- to allow all students more class time to prepare for the pilot testing of a new standardized test
-- brought more than 30 objecting parents to a school committee meeting Wednesday.