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Volume 6, Issue 3 (1977)

Using Tests in Non-Discriminatory Assessment

pp. 57—66

Standardized tests, used for prediction, diagnosis, evaluation, and dissemination and reporting of data, have served two broad and important functions in public education. One function is that of classifying children, often for the purpose of determining their eligibility for placement in special programs. Another important function of assessment is that of acquiring information relevant to planning and evaluating interventions. Both functions continue to be important.

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