'Better Assessments' the Key

Slavin, Robert E.
June 1992
Education Week;6/17/1992, Vol. 11 Issue 39, pS20
The article reports that a national system of standards and assessments have little impact on students. The use of standardized tests drives curriculum and instruction toward narrow teaching of splinter skills. States have been experimenting with far better assessment systems that use matrix sampling to test a broad range of skills that the only way to teach to the test is to teach a broad and appropriate curriculum.


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