A Beginner's Guide to Research Behind Ineffective Assessment

LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS: It seems these days that every article railing against standardized testing inevitably includes the phrase "study after study" when referring to the ineffectiveness of never-ending multiple choice testing, but where are the studies? It's quite easy to blindly accept their existence with the never-ending stream of complaints and anecdotes heard throughout the education community, but sometimes you have to put a face to the facts. Accordingly, we've compiled a few freely available research papers exploring different themes around assessment and success. Some with paid-access didn't make the list; others we've surely missed so please do suggest anything you've come across. Warning! Academic reading can be dangerous so proceed with your brain's own risk.

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