Thus in each standardized test
, there should be clear statements of the following:
When 11 former Atlanta Public Schools educators were convicted in March of racketeering for altering student standardized test
scores in a systemic cheating scandal uncovered six years ago, it left many shocked and others concerned about the tests themselves.
In October 2013, Hagopian and his colleagues at Garfield High School refused to administer the Seattle District's Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP, standardized test
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.
Valerie Strauss, "Teacher Boycott of Standardized Test
in Seattle Spreads," Washington Post, January 26, 2013, http://www.
It includes an appendix showing standardized test
websites, along with one outlining a strategy for handling an essay exam.
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.
A regression analysis revealed that motivational beliefs and use of self-regulated learning strategies are significant predictors of math standardized test
scores beyond and above parents' active and reactive homework involvement and students' gender and ethnic differences.
Grounded in the Word: A Guide to Mastering Standardized Test
Vocabulary and Biblical Comprehension by Dr.
The second and more significant problem with an overreliance on standardized test
scores is that these tests cannot measure many qualities that are essential for success in college and beyond.