Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Missouri struggles to show that new tests meet NCLS quality standards

Missouri administered new tests in grades 3-8 this spring and must now provide technical data to show that the tests meet test quality requirements set forth in NCLB. Maine and Nebraska are the only states that have had tests disallowed. In Maine it was the use of the SAT as the high stakes test for hight school students. Illinois is likely to encounter similar feedback as it attempts to use the ACT for high school assessment. NCLB requires that assessments be aligned with state standards. It would be hard to argue that national college entrance exams reflect local standards.


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