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By Phillip Harris

Pundits, politicians, and company leaders continuously make claims for what standardized assessments can do, and people claims cross principally unchallenged simply because they're in keeping with well known assumptions approximately what those assessments can do, what the rankings suggest, and the psychology of human motivation. yet what such a lot of what those opinion leaders say-and the general public believes-about standardized trying out seriously isn't so. even though, few contributors of most people, no longer even involved mom and dad, have the time or the historical past to maintain with the newest findings of trying out specialists, psychometricians, and researchers. that is the place The Myths of Standardized Tests is available in. In easy, available language, Harris, Smith, and Harris spell out the assumptions underlying standardized assessments and indicate what is precise approximately them and what is simply simple legendary. yet they not just debunk universal assumptions; they suggest larger how you can pass judgement on the luck of our faculties. additionally they provide readers feedback for tactics they could support decrease the weight of exams on their children.
Appendixes provide readers touch details and recommendations for activities they could take to develop into a part of the answer to the matter of overusing and misusing standardized checks.

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