Beyond Standardized Testing: Better Information for School Accountability and Management

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Here's a fresh idea from an experienced testing professional that addresses the problem of the overuse of standardized testing. Elford argues that so-called test-based reform has given rise to the 'cram curriculum' and turned schools into test-prep centers. Overlooked are the classroom teachers, who observe the actual work of students and are the primary and richest source of information on learning. Beyond Standardized Testing lays out a better approach to accountability using standards, teacher judgments, and the tools of the information age.