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On Tests, Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Linda Wilson 

October 2004, Volume 11, Issue 3, Page 134

Abstract:
The work of two students llustrates the need to consider changing the format of test items or making language adjustments to increase the validity of the test items as measures of the mathematics that students know. Teachers will learn about test items and how to adjust their teaching for students to perform better on assessments with they way they are currently formatted.

Keywords:
English Language Learners (ELL)
Pre-K-2
Article
Curriculum Developer
Grades 3-5
Assessment / Testing
Addition and Subtraction
Communication
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Multiplication and Division