Title

Why Use Norm-Referenced Standardized Tests to Answer: Did I Teach? Did They Learn?

Presenters

John HobeFollow

First Presenter's Institution

Georgia Southern University at Armstrong Campus

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Location

Westbrook

Strand #1

Head: Academic Achievement & Leadership

Strand #2

Head: Academic Achievement & Leadership

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

If it is state law that students must attend school, or be homeschooled, until they reach a certain age, then must the state protect them while at public schools? The answer seems self-evident. Indeed, the United States Constitution’s 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection under the laws to its citizens. The presenter poses the question: do school practices unintentionally violate this protection? The presentation will focus on two possibilities: (1) Norm-referenced standardized tests (NRSTs) may fail to explain accurately student competence and (2) the Instructional Alignment construct, which explains if we align instruction and assessment conditions, our assessment will accurately explain if we taught and if the students learned.

Summary

If it is state law that students must attend school, or be homeschooled, until they reach a certain age, then must the state protect them while at public schools? The answer seems self-evident. Indeed, the United States Constitution’s 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection under the laws to its citizens. The presenter poses the question: do school practices unintentionally violate this protection? The presentation will focus on two possibilities: (1) Norm-referenced standardized tests (NRSTs) may fail to explain accurately student competence and (2) the Instructional Alignment construct, which explains if we align instruction and assessment conditions, our assessment will accurately explain if we taught and if the students learned.

Evidence

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Learning Objectives

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

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Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-5-2018 1:15 PM

End Date

3-5-2018 4:15 PM

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Why Use Norm-Referenced Standardized Tests to Answer: Did I Teach? Did They Learn?

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If it is state law that students must attend school, or be homeschooled, until they reach a certain age, then must the state protect them while at public schools? The answer seems self-evident. Indeed, the United States Constitution’s 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection under the laws to its citizens. The presenter poses the question: do school practices unintentionally violate this protection? The presentation will focus on two possibilities: (1) Norm-referenced standardized tests (NRSTs) may fail to explain accurately student competence and (2) the Instructional Alignment construct, which explains if we align instruction and assessment conditions, our assessment will accurately explain if we taught and if the students learned.