Dr. Lorin Anderson presents:
How Well Do Standardized Achievement Tests Measure What They Are Intended to Measure?
Standardized tests are commonplace in PK-12 education, yet mystery and uncertainty often surround their creation, use, and interpretation. What content and cognitive processes do they intend to measure? Are the content and cognitive processes used by students in responding to the tests consistent with these intentions? Learn about research that examined students’ understanding of test items and how these perceptions shape student responses, which influence the usefulness of the tests in decision making.
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