Posts Tagged "testing"

What Do Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Achievement Test Scores Mean?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What Do Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Achievement Test Scores Mean?

Our guest blogger this week is Flossie Epley, who has served with TEAM for 32 years in Japan. She calls reading “my number one interest,” but also enjoys talking walks in nature, gourmet cooking, and making digital photo albums. You can learn more about Flossie and her work here.   Interpreting achievement test scores can be a bit confusing. I hope this brief article will help you better understand the meaning of the score sheet you received. We’ll begin by looking at the purpose and limitations of achievement tests. Purpose of Achievement Tests The purpose of giving students...

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Testing TCKs

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This is the second of two blogs focused on testing by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE and a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years. Melissa lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Last week, I provided a simple explanation of the types of educational testing, going into more detail about norm-referenced testing. Norm-referenced testing provides information to parents about how their child is mastering academic skills relative to their peers. In testing-speak, a “peer” is a child very similar to the child being tested. In national,...

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Types of Educational Testing

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This is the first of two blogs focused on testing by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE and a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years. Melissa lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Are you finding that the demand for testing seems to be increasing among the families we serve? In order to serve most effectively, an educational consultant needs to understand the differences between types of educational tests and exactly how they may and may not help families. This week and next week, I’ll do my best to clearly and concisely outline this for you....

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