Charlotte Higuchi, a third-grade teacher at Farmdale Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, talks about the differences between standardized tests and developmentally appropriate assessment. Excerpted from the video series Schools That Work: The Research Advantage, videoconference #4, Alternatives for Measuring Assessment (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1992).
"A standardized test is one time that's given to a human being at a particular time and place, and very narrow in it's content. So, you don't know how that child is feeling that day, how that child perhaps would be better on another day, and also how they're working with other kids, and how they feel about that. And the assessments that I do take all that into consideration."
This Critical Issue was researched and written by Tynette W. Hills, an educational consultant based in Durham, North Carolina.
Date posted: 1997