Test Validity and Test Reliability

  In addition to concerns about killing engagement, we must begin to consider more diligently the validity and reliability of standardized tests in an educational environment. For decades, the emphasis placed on test scores has captured our nation’s attention. Reform efforts have a common end goal: test scores and data. Very important, life-changing decisions are based on the data…

DUH!

Education currently exists in a test-driven climate.  The objective of this test-driven climate is to promote higher student achievement – a noble objective.  Unfortunately the outcome of such a climate is a rampant lack of engagement in students.  It really is that simple. In an online periodical I receive daily the following article was published.…