Educational_Testing - Category
Educational_Testing Related URLs: - Provides specifics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as well as the proposed Voluntary National Tests in Reading and Math. - A psychometrician's weblog devoted to standardized testing. Aimed at parents, teachers, and general readers. Includes ideas, research and news. - International initiative designed to identify and assess gifted and talented students devised by the Department for Education and Skills, with a focus on mathematics and problem solving. Information about tests, participation, registration, and FAQ. - NAEP reports on U.S. student performance with comprehensive information about what students at grades 4, 8, and 12 know and can do in various subject areas.
- A peer-reviewed electronic journal whose purpose is to provide education professionals access to articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local education agency (LEA) level. - Information from The Commission on Instructionally Supportive Assessment concerning best practices for designing and implementing standardized testing. - Directory of contact information for the testing industry. - Presents the results of a study that shows that collaborative testing alone has a significant positive association with test performance. - Rand Corporation's study of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS)test scores in Texas. Includes link to Rand Corp. press release and Rand CEO's statement. - Discussion of the question of how "difficult" should a test be? - A free questions editor and tester. The program must be downloaded before any questions can be identified.
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