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Interpreting Standardized Test Scores: Strategies for Data-Driven Instructional Decision Making is designed to help K-12 teachers and administrators understand the nature of standardized tests and, in particular, the scores that result from them. This useful manual helps teachers develop the skills necessary to incorporate these test scores into various types of instructional decision making—a process known as “data-driven decision making”—necessitated by the needs of their students.

What is “Standardized” Testing?
What is “standardized” testing?

This book focuses on the examination and interpretation of standardized test scores for the purposes of helping to inform instructional decisions. However, before we delve into improving our understanding of test scores and their interpretations, it is imperative that we have a clear understanding of the nature of standardized testing. In this module, we will examine various aspects of standardized testing, including the characteristics of a standardized test, a recent history of testing, how standardized tests are developed and revised, and the various types of standardized tests.

What Makes a Test “Standardized”?

In essence, a standardized test is any test that is administered, scored, and interpreted in a standard, consistent manner. It does not matter if the test is administered ...

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