School testing resources

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The controversy over testing irregularities at Eastwood Elementary School in Marshall present an opportunity to learn more about the complex, high-stakes world of school testing. This page will be a collection of links to useful resources. This version is only a bare beginning. If you have sites you'd like to suggest we add, please send the URL to marshalleditor@socket.net.

The main page for the federal No Child Left Behind law:
http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
Missouri's MAP test:
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess
DESE Commissioner's Letter, March 2006, including a section urging school districts to tighten test security:
http://www.dese.mo.gov/commissioner/letters/2006/03062006.htm
MAP test examiner's manual for grade 3:
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/documents/08_map_gr3.pdf
District test coordinator's manual
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/20448_TCM_s08MO.pdf