Limitations of Longitudinal and Cross Sectional Standardized Tests

Miller, Mark Aaron
September 2014
Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching & Learning;Fall2014, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p220
Academic Journal
The article discusses how assessing teacher performance with longitudinal testing of students discourages teachers from addressing the needs of advanced students since any non-traditional instruction may negatively impact student scores. It suggests that under the longitudinal system educators must choose for example, covering a variety of enrichment. Quality measures of teacher or student performance are not created through anti- or pro-union legislation.


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