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Standardized Tests

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Title Date Summary
1 GRE test gets revamped
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:44, p.1
3/25/2011 The GRE General Test is changing to feature a new, test-taker friendly design and new questions and content more related to the kind of thinking required in today's graduate and business school programs.
2 Testing, 1, 2, 3
Murphy--Brian Sullivan (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:38, p.4
2/23/2010 Standardized testing was never intended to measure the quality of learning or teaching, according to Alfie Kohn of Education Week. The tests rank, not rate, students; photo.
3 Testing a lack of knowledge
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:25, p.5
12/5/2008 Saddened by lack of knowledge about important geographical and historical facts; blames studying for standardized tests for part of the problem.
4 Standardized tests pave way to graduate school
Agee--Nicole B. (Class of 2004)
Northern Iowan 100:22, p.1
11/14/2003 The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) tests are among many standardized computer tests that are used to admit students into graduate programs; photo.
5 If at first you don't succeed . . .
Public Relations News Release 2001:269, p.1
1/28/2002 Reggie Green will take about standardized tests and why students will take them over to improve their scores.
6 Research suggests science teachers should change teaching methods
Public Relations News Release 2000:373, p.1
4/1/2001 Jeff Weld claims that the way science has been taught is ineffective, and that is why students score so poorly on performance tests such as the International Math and Science study.
7 UNI College of Education dean to brief Iowa legislature
Public Relations News Release 2000:207, p.1
1/22/2001 Thomas Switzer will address the topic of teacher testing as he and other deans appear before the House and Senate standing committees of education.
8 Math Wars in the media
Public Relations News Release 2000:453, p.1
7/3/2000 Paul Trafton talks about how math scores in the U. S. have been increasing since the mid-1990s.
9 'Pay for performance' initiative sparks controversy among teachers
Oliphant--Matthew David (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 96:15, p.1
10/19/1999 Debate over determining teacher salaries based on students' performance on tests.
10 Student voices
Northern Iowan 96:13, p.10
10/12/1999 Students Danielle Sjostrom, Chad Broer, and Gina Olberding give their opinions on whether teacher salaries should be dependent upon student performance on standardized tests; photo.
11 Student performance should not determine pay
Northern Iowan 96:11, p.6
10/5/1999 Editorial expresses concern over test incentive programs which tie teacher salaries to student achievement on standardized tests.
12 Are test scores really that important?
Northern Iowan 95:12, p.6
10/9/1998 Editorial comments on the importance of standardized test scores for admission to colleges.
13 Iowa test scores fall, many factors to blame
Northern Iowan 95:8, p.6
9/25/1998 Editorial explores why Iowa scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills have dropped again.
14 International studies don't paint true picture
Northern Iowan 94:44, p.5
3/13/1998 Columnist comments on American students scoring low on international standardized tests.
15 National math test to be field tested next year, ready for implementation in 1999
Public Relations News Release 1997:100, p.1
11/6/1997 Professor Paul Trafton, who helped draft the national standards for mathematics, supports the voluntary national math testing currently being developed by a committee chaired by Dr. John Dossey.
16 Evaluating national standardized tests: Are they necessary?
Public Relations News Release 1997:48, p.1
9/25/1997 Bruce Rogers reports that standardized tests are not being used to improve students' scores, rather they are used to compare against other states.
17 UNI freshmen smarter than ever this year
Northern Edition 3:1, p.3
1/18/1995 94% of UNI freshmen are in top half of high school classes; median ACT score for freshmen is 23.3.
18 GRE tests measure differences, not inequalities
Mills--Robert A. (Management Faculty)
Northern Iowan 91:26, p.4
11/22/1994 Response to Fox column regarding problems in testing.
19 Standardized tests hurt; poor and minority students affected
Northern Iowan 91:23, p.5
11/11/1994 Believes standardized tests are unfair.
20 Iowa defies national trend
Northern Iowan 87:9, p.1
10/2/1990 Iowa students score higher than the national average on the American College Testing exam.
21 Standardized tests maintain excellence
Holloway--Carson L. (Class of 1991)
Northern Iowan 86:38, p.2
2/16/1990 Considers arguments raised by some groups that standardized tests foster inequality.
22 Competency tests not needed in Iowa say UNI professors (Ratekin, Litwiller)
Public Relations News Release 1980:151, p.1
10/17/1980 Professors Bonnie Litwiller and Ned Ratekin explain that Iowa students test well because of the high amounts of formal education. Litweller and Ratekin believe that Iowa students do not need minimum competency testing.
23 Competency tests not needed in Iowa says task force
UNI Century 8:4, p.7
10/1/1980 Faculty comment on standardized test results.
24 Four dates available for Teacher Exams
College Eye 59:5, p.3
10/9/1964 May take National Teacher Examination.
25 ISTC to offer ACT tests Feb. 25
Public Relations News Release 1960:213, p.1
2/9/1961 High school seniors are administered the American College Testing program in the Women's Gymnasium. Professor Herbert M. Silvey directs the program.
26 TC ranks high in test results
Public Relations News Release 1960:189, p.1
1/25/1961 Seniors and sophomores of the Teachers College are evaluated with a series of examinations, resulting in scores greater than the norm group of over three-thousand students from twenty-nine universities.
27 Offer national teacher exams
College Eye 41:31, p.2
6/16/1950 Will test both general and subject specific areas.
28 Sophomores rank high in national test comparison
Alumnus 33:4, p.2
10/1/1949 ISTC scores compared to national norms.
29 February will mark 'Teachers' examinations
College Eye 40:15, p.1
1/14/1949 For National Teacher Examination.
30 National teacher exams will be given in February
College Eye 40:12, p.1
31 National exams to be Feb. 7, 14
College Eye 39:18, p.1
2/6/1948 National teacher exams given since 1940.
32 Tests in Campus School to aid child progress
College Eye 38:16, p.8
1/17/1947 Students may observe ITBS sessions.
33 Placement tests correlate students' success in classes
College Eye 29:8, p.5
10/29/1937 Studying results of placement tests from recent past.
34 The problem of attempting to test objectively
Public Relations News Release 1932:42, p.1
10/17/1932 Lou Shepherd develops testing strategies to determine the literacy levels of grades one to three; Fred Cram develops tests for older children.
35 Autocracy vs. democracy
Campbell--Lee H. (Class of 1924)
College Eye 14:31, p.4
1/31/1923 Says that editor should establish the grounds for a debate about intelligence tests.
36 What constitutes an intellectual aristocracy?
College Eye 14:28, p.4
1/10/1923 Suggests that current intelligence tests are not a good measure of capability.
37 Charles A. Fullerton
Alumni News Letter 6:4, p.3
10/1/1922 Charles A. Fullerton develops a new edition of "Standardization of Tests and Measurements in Music", which is published through the Extension Division.
38 Standardization tests in music for consolidated schools
College Eye 12:29, p.5
4/13/1921 Professor Fullerton wants all students to learn a few easy songs and then learn vocal technique.
39 Professional; Binet Simon test--part of the mental tests used by training schools
Landis--Lenna May (Class of 1917; Training School Faculty)
College Eye 7:14, p.2
1/19/1916 Description of the Binet Simon test used in the Training School.

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