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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.

The Importance of Standardized Testing
The importance of standardized testing

In Module 1, you learned about standardized testing, from its history to the process used to develop tests, and about the various types of standardized tests. Now that we understand a bit more about the nature of standardized testing, we will take a look in this module at its relative advantages and disadvantages. Of course, there is no shortage of opinions among educators at all levels when it comes to standardized testing, so we will also examine why educators dislike testing and why they should like standardized testing.

Appropriate Uses of Standardized Testing in Education

Standardized tests and their subsequent results have many uses and applications in educational settings. As you will see in this section, many of ...

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