Too Much Testing of the Wrong Kind; Too Little of the Right Kind in K-12 Education
- Barton, Paul E.
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- ETS Policy Information Center Report
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- Accountability Educational Change Elementary Secondary Education Performance Based Assessment Standardized Testing Testing Problems
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.