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Blasi, MaryJane – Childhood Education, 2005
This article offers an explanation of standardized tests so that parents may understand the significance of their children's tests scores. Definitions of terms such as "percentile ranking," "norming group" and "criterion-referenced" are given. The author also questions the validity of high-stakes tests as a true…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Standardized Tests, Scores