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View Resource Balanced Assessment in Mathematics

The Harvard Graduate School of Education has assembled over 300 "innovative mathematics assessment tasks," and they can be viewed for free at this site. The tasks present the student with a scenario and ask a series of questions based on the information provided. They are separated into five different grade levels from kindergarten to twelfth grade, with one additional category for...
View Resource GCSE Bitesize Revision

This site from the BBC gives support to students in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland who are studying for their General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). The site is nicely organized, but those from outside the UK should realize that the word "revise" is used to mean what Americans would call review. This can be a bit confusing when using the site, as buttons that say revise...
View Resource Problems with Standards-based Mathematics Tests

Alan Tucker, an Applied Math professor at Stony Brook University took it upon himself to analyze the reliability of the scoring of the Math A test, New York's standards-based exam. Tucker was part of the New York Board of Regents special panel which investigated the high failure rates on the June 2003 exam. He reports here on his findings regarding "flaws in annual math tests mandated by the No...
View Resource Quality Counts 2001: A Better Balance Standards Tests and the Tools to Succeed

Produced in collaboration with the Pew Charitable Trusts, Education Week's fifth annual 50-state report card on public education finds that "states need to strike a better balance among academic standards, testing and the tools students and schools need to succeed." At the site, users will find the full text of this detailed report, including an executive summary, an examination of issues and...
View Resource Secrets of the SAT

This companion site to FRONTLINE's recent program examines the "national obsession" with the SAT test and the controversy surrounding it. At the site, users can read a large selection of interviews with test prep experts, admissions officials, SAT critics, and educators; view a video clip of an undergraduate admissions screening session at the University of California, Berkeley; explore the test...
View Resource The Inevitable Corruption of Indicators and Educators Through High-Stakes Testing

The purpose of testing students has long been debated among educational policy and educational psychology experts, and there has been a litany of research disseminated on the subject. This latest paper from the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University (authored by Sharon L. Nichols and David C. Berliner) explores the problematic nature of high-stakes testing in detail throughout...