The author draws on scientific studies of tests and their uses to show how standardized achievement tests must play a central role in improving achievement in K-12 schools. He explains the central considerations in developing and evaluating tests and tells how tests can best be best used, covering such topics as using tests for student incentives, paying teachers for performance, and using tests in efforts to attain new state and national standards.Another potential problem of essay tests is that they fail to measure mastery of specific content but unintentionally tap general ... Essay questions are sometimes required for high-stakes college admission tests, but these, too, are subject to invalidity since ... These solutions, however, are time-consuming and expensive.
|Title||:||Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform|
|Author||:||Herbert J. Walberg|
|Publisher||:||Hoover Press - 2013-09-01|