Rational for Tests: Measures of student performance (testing) may have as many as five purposes: Student Placement, Diagnosis of Difficulties, Checking Student Progress, Reports to Student and Superiors, Evaluation of Instruction. Unfortunately the most common perception is that tests are designed to statistically rank all students according to a sampling of their knowledge of a

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# Students’ Understanding of The Equal Sign Not Equal

Taken very literally, not all students are created equal—especially in their math learning skills, say Texas A&M University researchers who have found that not fully understanding the “equal sign” in a math problem could be a key to why U.S. students under-perform their peers from other countries in math. “About 70 percent of middle grades