• Standardized Assessment and Classroom Evaluation. A Comprehensive Examination

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Professor Cherubini is an Associate Professor & Director of the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research & Education at Brock University’s Faculty of Education (Ontario, Canada). Dr. Cherubini’s research is concentrated in teacher development & policy analysis and is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.)


The implementation of uniform assessments in publicly-funded elementary and secondary schools remains a reality for students in Ontario, Canada. External assessments, among other mandates, is a means of public accountability for tax-payers’ investment in education. Standardized Assessment and Classroom Evaluation: A Comprehensive Examination discusses both the benefits and limitations of imposing standardized external assessments on students and teachers. In this context, over 600 grade nine students’ scores on a standardized provincial assessment of language and comprehension were correlated with their final marks in grade nine English. Using the Pearson r correlation coefficient method, various tests of association, and the visual indicators of scatterplots, boxplots, and stem and leaf graphs, significant relationships were examined for each of the 3 sample schools. Such data is beneficial to all educational stakeholders, particularly as educational reforms are often associated directly to measures of accountability, and in some provinces and states, to standards-based outcomes and testing.

MATERIAS: student grades, large scale assessments, secondary school, secondary school English, comparative analysis of student grades and test scores, standardized testing, Standardized Tests