TITLE

The Assessment-Savvy Student

AUTHOR(S)
Popham, W. James
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Nov2008, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the value of explaining the nature of educational assessments to students. The author suggests that students must understand assessment methodology to achieve educational independence. He recommends that students be made to understand limitations regarding the validity of tests and assessments and how scale and percentile scores for standardized tests measuring reading comprehension and mathematical ability are computed. He comments on limitations to the predictive ability of aptitude tests and the need for students to understand how test scores translate to grades.
ACCESSION #
35013899

 

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