Too Much Testing of the Wrong Kind; Too Little of the Right Kind in K-12 Education

Author(s):
Barton, Paul E.
Publication Year:
1999
Report Number:
PIC-TOOMUCH
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Document Type:
Subject/Key Words:
Standard-based reform standardized testing accountability high school exit examinations

Abstract

This Policy Information Perspective reviews the development of K-12 standardized testing, the emerging role of testing in the standard-based reform movement, testing and school accountability, the proposal for a Voluntary National Test, and the case for high school exit examinations. Some promising testing practices are also discussed. While supplies last, print copies can be ordered from the Policy Information Center for $15.00.

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