A 'Round Robin' of Tests

Breinin, Chrles M.
February 1993
Education Week;2/24/1993, Vol. 12 Issue 22, p30
The article focuses on educational committees charged with determining what kinds of information a pupil should be required to know to reach some national standard and what should be on the tests. Once the committee has given birth to the course of study, the material to be taught must be tested for. After the round robin, any question missed by, say, 60 percent of those experts and teachers on committees not involved in the subject matter of the test should be eliminated from the test. This procedure would reduce the depth and size of what comes out of these committees to something more realistic for a real classroom.


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