Parents Guide to Standardized Testing of Students


It’s test season again. Students in grades 2 and up across the U.S. will take standardized achievement tests again this spring to measure if they meet minimum state academic content standards.

Great offers a guide for parents to help their children demonstrate as clearly as possible how much each student knows on each test.

This guide is also a good primer for preservice teachers, students who want to know more about standardized tests, and independent software vendors developing educational software. This guide does not require a Tablet PC to read it.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.