Why tests should be given at the start of instruction

09/18/2011 | Edutopia.org

Technology integration consultant Ben Johnson writes that standardized testing would be more effective if schools adopted curriculum-based tests. Such tests are administered before instruction begins, establishing what students need to know so teachers can tailor lessons to students' needs. Johnson writes that teachers could collaborate to create the tests to reduce the time needed to develop such assessments and improve quality.

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