Reasons and Purposes for Standardized Testing


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Standardized testing is best defined as which one of the following?

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1. What are three major reasons for standardized testing?

2. Why is teacher accountability an important aspect of standardized testing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The use of standardized testing in educational settings is something that most people do not fully understand. The quiz questions will deal with definitions and theories associated with this type of wide-spread testing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Definition of standardized testing
  • Major reasons for testing
  • Role of accountability
  • How data is used

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will be able to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson to answer questions about standardized testing
  • Information recall - access knowledge you have gained regarding comparison of testing data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer quiz questions about the major reasons for using standardized testing

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled Reasons and Purposes for Standardized Testing, you will have access to the following information:

  • Impact of testing and curriculum
  • How results affect the accountability of educators
  • Significance of comparing student achievement throughout the state