Worrisome, but not surprising, article in the New York Times. URL is below
If we are going to rely on tests to measure student achievement–as apparently we are (and I agree with doing so), we must be sure:
— that the tests are valid, and
–that they measure what they are intended to measure, and
–that what is intended is important for students to know, and
–that scores are honest, and
–that the public is aware of what is measured, and
–that a passing score actually means that a student has learned the material; and
–that the tests are valid…..
We are back at square one.
This story raises issues all across the spectrum. Sad. We need a fix!