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Current Reports

May Day Testing Opportunity from the washingtonpost.com

01-May-2007

May 1, 2007

May Day Testing Opportunity

My dear Newsletterites,

There is a Washington Post article that provides a salient description of testing that you may want to download and keep forever.

Journalist Valerie Strauss, with liberal assistance from educational researcher/author Gerald Bracey, has researched the testing process and gives clear descriptions of how the terms reliability and validity are used. Anyone reading about testing or attempting to research test quality will profit from having this reference.

I would suggest bookmarking the article, too. Eventually it will go into the Washington Post archives and may be a bit tricky to track down.

It can be found right now at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/25/AR2007032501089_pf.html

The article is:
Putting Assessments to the Test
By Valerie Strauss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, March 26, 2007; B02
One in an occasional series looking at the culture of testing.

NOTE: The Washington Post provides a “printer friendly” opportunity that generates a clean copy for your records.

Happy May Day,

La Vergne

Selected Works

Classical Literature, Reference, Teen, Adult, and ESL Readers, Literacy, Annotated Bibliography and Teaching Ideas
Accessing the Classics: Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English language Learners
Easy to Challenging titles will help those who want to discover or rediscover the books English readers have always loved.
Non-Fiction; literacy case studies; adult and family literacy
In Forsaken Hands: How Theory Empowers Literacy Learners
Theory-to-practice connections for pre-literate and low literate adults and children.
Reference and guide for teaching reluctant readers, new readers, and English language learners
Light 'n Lively Reads for ESL, Adult, and Teen Readers A Thematic Bibliography
This is a collection of great book titles sorted according to themes that appeal to adult and teen readers. Themes progress from picturebooks to challenging texts.