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Topic: Teaching to Tests - Am I Confused?
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Steve Cottrell

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Teaching to Tests - Am I Confused?
Posted: Aug 31, 2001 12:14 PM
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By mandating tests, states tell
> the educrats what they should teach, and the scores tell government
> how well the educrats have performed.

However, the practice required by states and by test development
organizations for standardized tests, say Stanford 9, for example,
is to keep the content of the test secure from teachers.

Steve Cottrell
Mathematics Supervisor K-12
Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, UT 84025-0588

Phone 801-402-5123
Fax 801-402-5333

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