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Educational Technology

1976 Volume 16, Number 7

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Declining Test Scores: Interpretations, Issues and Relationship to Life-Based Education

    Philip G. Kapfer

    The controversy over standardized tests and falling scores does not address the real problem--what should be done about school learning to insure more effective in-life behaving? A basic philosophy... More

    pp. 5-12

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  2. Is a Lack of Instructional Validity Contributing to the Decline of Achievement Test Scores?

    John F. Feldhusen

    A new concept, instructional validity implies that a test is valid if it can be demonstrated that instruction of sufficient quality and behaviorally matched to the performance demands of the test... More

    pp. 13-16

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  3. Has the Key to the Mystery of Drops in Standardized Test Scores Been Discovered?

    John M. Throne

    The drop in standardized test scores may be due to the fact that the standardization samples on the basis of whose performance the test norms were established no longer represent the testees to... More

    pp. 17-18

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  4. An Exercise in Freedom: A Place Where Test Scores Appear to Be Rising

    David W. Champagne & Eric J. Roberts

    Increasing student interest and motivation caused an improvement of standardized test scores. In a Pennsylvania town interest in school was stimulated by a program of high-interest activities in a ... More

    pp. 18-24

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  5. If Reading Scores Are Irrelevant, Do We Have Anything Better?

    Henry Acland

    Competency tests may be invalid because people have different kinds of problems. In addition, these tests do not measure the competency of people who solve problems in unorthodox ways. (LS) More

    pp. 25-9

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  6. The Writing Skills Decline: So What?

    Gabriel Della-Piana

    Standardized tests of writing fail to measure what they say they measure, to measure what should be measured, and to provide information to guide teachers. There are other ways to obtain... More

    pp. 30-39

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  7. You Can Lead the Public to Educational Technology But You Can't..

    George L. Gropper

    pp. 40-45

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