Menu
Please Join Today!
view counter

Spring 2003 Vol. 10. No. 3 Focus on Standardized Tests

Theme articles

Understanding Philadelphia's tests

By by Eva Travers and Andrew Sparks on Mar 13, 2003 12:00 AM

In addition to the TerraNova, students in Philadelphia public schools continue to take the state's standardized test, the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment), in selected grades. While these two standardized tests share some similarities, they differ in how they are designed, in what grade levels they are administered, in how scores are reported, and in how their results may be used to evaluate students and schools.

This guide is designed to help you compare the tests, learn more about some useful testing terms, and consider some of the pressing questions about standardized testing. See related articles, including a glossary of testing terms and frequently asked questions about standardized tests.

Comments (4)

Submitted by Classroom Teacher Resources (not verified) on October 9, 2011 1:13 pm

I'm a 4th grade teacher who believes in teacher accountability for student test scores. I know this places me in the minority, but I sincerely believe that it will produce the best results for students.

I'm hopeful that the newest generation of tests will eventually lend themselves to beginning-of-year and end-of-year testing that will be able to demonstrate the growth that a student achieves from my efforts.

This kind of specific performance measurement will be critical if teacher accountability is to gain widespread acceptance.

Betsy Weigle

Submitted by drazzyofficial (not verified) on January 16, 2017 4:10 am

very nice

Submitted by naveen sharma (not verified) on June 30, 2017 4:17 am

happy 4th of july 2017 messages and happy 4th of july 2017 images and happy 4th of july 2017 quotes

Submitted by Ashley (not verified) on July 6, 2017 9:24 am

Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.

http://www.juegosdefriv.live

I want to read even more things about it. Great blog. Thanks!
http://www.juegosfriv2018.link

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

By using this service you agree not to post material that is obscene, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable. We reserve the right to delete or remove any material deemed to be in violation of this rule, and to ban anyone who violates this rule. Please see our "Terms of Usage" for more detail concerning your obligations as a user of this service. Reader comments are limited to 500 words. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

Table of Contents

Read the latest print issue

Philly Ed Feed

Top

Public School Notebook

699 Ranstead St.
Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 839-0082
Fax: (215) 238-2300
notebook@thenotebook.org

© Copyright 2013 The Philadelphia Public School Notebook. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Usage and Privacy Policy