Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum



Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by Drexel University or The Math Forum.


Math Forum » Discussions » Policy and News » mathed-news

Topic: Addition to SAYINGS XLIII
Replies: 0  

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List  
Jerry P. Becker

Posts: 13,491
Registered: 12/3/04
Addition to SAYINGS XLIII
Posted: Apr 21, 2013 5:15 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply
att1.html (1.9 K)

************************
For your further information, ...
************************

"WYTIWYG - What You Test Is What You Get" was given in the SAYINGS
XLIII posting
two days ago with "Unknown" as the source. Since then I have learned
that it is attributed to Hugh Burkhardt - see

Burkhardt H (2001) World Class Assessment: principles, practice and
problem solving in Assessing Gifted and Talented Children,
Richardson C (ed), London: Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

Burkhardt mentions that: "It is a truth that every teacher facing
high-stakes tests knows. Test commissioners and developers prefer to
deny it ("tests are just measurement") because they would have to up
their design skills massively - and spend a bit more. From the sample
released "items" from PARCC/SBAC, as opposed to their
rhetoric, WYTIWYG looks likely, once again, to blight the improvement
in math ed outlined in the Common Core State Standards in
Mathematics."


--
Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244
E-mail: jbecker@siu.edu



Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© Drexel University 1994-2014. All Rights Reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.