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View Resource History of Influences in the Development of Intelligence Theory and Testing

Developed by two professors of education at Indiana University, this Website gives a comprehensive overview of the field of intelligence theory and testing from Plato to the present day. Using an "interactive map," the site offers a timeline of the major figures in the field and their affiliations with one another. Users can click on names, time periods, or schools to access more in-depth...

http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/index.html
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...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/sats/
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...

https://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/index.html
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...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
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...

http://hgse.balancedassessment.org/
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...

http://www.ams.sunysb.edu/~tucker/StandardsProb.pdf
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...

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED508483.pdf
View Resource Assessment in Math and Science: What's the Point?

Why do we elect to assess students at various points in their educational journey? Students frequently ask, "Will this be on the test?" and "Is this going to count?", and they have a right to know. This provocative and thoughtful series from the Annenberg Media group was designed to help a range of groups and people learn how "teachers deal with common issues and discover ways to use assessment to...

http://www.learner.org/resources/series93.html