Reference: Education: Educational_Testing
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Building Tests to Support Instruction and Accountability
Information from The Commission on Instructionally Supportive Assessment concerning best practices for designing and implementing standardized testing.
Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education
The code states the major obligations to professionals who develop or use educational tests. The code is meant to apply broadly to the use of tests in education (admissions, educational assessment, educational diagnosis, and student placement).
Collaborative Testing and Test Performance
Presents the results of a study that shows that collaborative testing alone has a significant positive association with test performance.
National Assessment Governing Board
Provides specifics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as well as the proposed Voluntary National Tests in Reading and Math.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP reports on U.S. student performance with comprehensive information about what students at grades 4, 8, and 12 know and can do in various subject areas.
Number 2 Pencil
A psychometrician's weblog devoted to standardized testing. Aimed at parents, teachers, and general readers. Includes ideas, research and news.
Organizations and Individuals to Contact for Information on Testing
Directory of contact information for the testing industry.
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation
Referreed, full-text on-line journal whose purpose is to provide education professionals access to relevant articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practices.
A free questions editor and tester. The program must be downloaded before any questions can be identified.
Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
Addresses professional and technical issues of test development and use in education, psychology and employment [ordering information].
Discussion of the question of how "difficult" should a test be?
The Testing And Assessment Page For The American Psychological Association (APA)
Information on psychological testing and assessment including: finding and obtaining psychological tests, test standards and other guidelines, testing information clearinghouses, and links to other testing-related sites.
What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us?
Rand Corporation's study of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS)test scores in Texas. Includes link to Rand Corp. press release and Rand CEO's statement.
World Class Arena
International initiative designed to identify and assess gifted and talented students. Devised by the Department for Education and Skills in the UK. Example questions, online assessments, registration details for schools. Focuses on mathematics and problem solving.
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