The Evolution of Assessments in Education

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Which of these is true of educational assessment in colonial America?

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1. Which of these was the first U.S. standardized tests?

2. Which of these was the first educational institution to enact a full scale letter grading system?

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Quiz your grasp of the evolution of assessments in education by answering these multiple-choice questions. Make sure you know about topics like educational assessment in colonial America and the first U.S. standardized test.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • The first educational institution to use a full-scale letter grading system
  • Meaning of the abbreviation SAT
  • U.S. President who enacted the No Child Left Behind legislation

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  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on the evolution of assessments in education, such as the first standardized test used in the U.S.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about educational assessment that took place in colonial America and the first educational institution to utilize a full-scale letter grading system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the abbreviation SAT and what it means

Additional Learning

Look over the lesson entitled The Evolution of Assessments in Education to learn more about the following:

  • Subjective evaluations in early-American education
  • Regulation in education during the 1800s
  • First uses of standardized tests in the U.S.
  • Tests initiated by the Educational Testing Service
  • Passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965
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