Researchers make five recommendations for standardized test designers

Can standardized tests, such as those created in response to the Common Core, enhance education instead of just assessing it? For standardized testing to benefit students, researchers recommend that the tests are used as tools to promote learning, adapt to students’ ability levels, provide feedback, and encourage students to make self-assessments and apply memorized information to new situations. This research is out today in the new issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) journal published by SAGE. —> Read More