Sia☺giah
Sorry, but you're mistaken. It IS a national test.
Thu Nov 8, 2018 7:14pm
71.168.79.216

NOWHERE does it or I say that EVERY STUDENT nationally must take a particular test for it to be considered a 'NATIONAL TEST'. However, given that the tests were taken all over the nation and the answers & scores were compared nationally to every other school that took the tests (which many, many states took), it IS, in fact, a national test.

I didn't claim that EVERYONE took it so stop it already.

FACT IS that the IOWA standardized tests were used all over the country (but NOT necessarily by EVERY SCHOOL) on a routine basis up until GWB's "No child left behind" took their place as the standardized tests given nationally.

https://www.theclassroom.com/iowa-standardized-tests-4743746.html

https://www.time4learning.com/testprep/

"Standardized Tests Are Here to Stay

By now, there isnít a U.S. household with school-age children that hasnít experienced a standardized test, be it national assessments like the SAT-9, SAT-10, MAT-8, Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), or TerraNova Assessment Series (CTBS/5 and CA STAR), or state tests like the FCAT (Florida), TAKS (Texas), and MCAS (Massachusetts).

While each stateís implementation and use of standardized tests has its critics, most educational experts agree that testing is a measure of how well students comprehend and apply knowledge. They also agree that high standards are a worthy goal. So, until someone comes up with a more effective measure of accountability, it looks as though standardized tests are here to stay.

With Time4Learning, students can improve critical skills through structured lessons and activities that correlate to educational standards that standardized tests are built around. And with a student-paced curriculum, children can move through education grade levels faster and accelerate learning."

  • did them in different ways. Lots of possibilities exist: 1. A school sends the answer sheets to a central facility for all processing. 2. A school does its own initial scoring before sending the... more
    • Sorry, but you're mistaken. It IS a national test. — Sia☺giah, Thu Nov 8 7:14pm
      • I agree....Sprout, Fri Nov 9 8:17am
        By now, there isnít a U.S. household with school-age children that hasnít experienced a standardized test, be it national assessments like the SAT-9, SAT-10, MAT-8, Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS),... more
Click here to receive daily updates