Understanding Achievement Tests

By the Duke Talent Identification Program It’s no secret that standardized testing is increasingly common. Each year new tests appear, and it may seem that more school time is spent on testing than on teaching and learning. Yet test scores themselves are often difficult to interpret. In brief, achievement tests measure mastery of course content. […]

Preparing for End-of-Grade Testing

By the Duke Talent Identification Program It’s March and your child may soon experience spring fever, anticipating the summer months that are just ahead. As school winds down, music recitals, awards banquets, and other end-of-the-year events fill the calendar. The flurry of activity can fuel your child’s restlessness, but the academic year is not over […]