Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The CareerTech Testing Center and Sharing

Please follow thr CarerrTech Testing Center Blog

The purpose of this site is to share information about testing issues and free educational resources that teachers, instructional designers, and diagnosticians can use in the classroom.

I believe that testing involves an "individual" and a test is simply a point in time reference of a student's ability on a set of predetermined standards/objectives. I think there are two primary views that most people consider when testing and I would hope that we consider both of these views and others when evaluating results: One view is to determine whether or not a student has mastered the objectives. Another view is to help the student by diagnosing academic strengths and weaknesses that are relative to that individual student.

As you can tell, I really like to focus one the "core" reason for testing which is the individual and not to get hung up on all of the legislative reasons for testing.

I also believe that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement. I think technology gives teachers and other educational professionals the ability to form powerful, global, professional learning communities. These communities, or what I frequently refer to as a personal learning networks (PLN's), allows us to expand expand our professional learning opportunities beyond the traditional in-service days, occasional conferences, and graduate courses.

Writing this blog has given me the opportunity to work with some great people in the education community and I hope you will take a few moments to SHARE the CareerTech Testing Center Blog with other educators or anyone that has an interest in testing or educational technology. We will never sell advertising on this site and making money isn't our purpose. Again our purpose is to share with you and to learn from you.

Please take the time to SHARE this site with others or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or our wiki...iTeach-CareerTech.

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