Natalien Sierra

Achievement tests have always been part of school, but they have taken on more pronounced importance in American education with the passage of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. Achievement tests are typically standardized and designed to measure subject and grade-level specific knowledge. Historically, they have been used as a way to determine at what level a student is performing in subjects such as math and reading. Each of these tests is designed to assess how much you know at a specific point in time about a certain topic. Achievement tests are not used to determine what you are capable of; they are designed to evaluate what you know and your level of skill at the given moment. Achievement tests are often used in educational and training settings. In schools, for example, achievements tests are frequently used to determine the level of education for which students might be prepared. Some more examples of achievement tests include A math exam covering the latest chapter in your book, A test in your social psychology class, A comprehensive final in your Spanish class, The ACT and SAT exams. Achievement tests play an important role in education.

Salkind, N. J. (2012). Exploring research (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.


Tina Parker

an example of the observer effecting the measurement is simply being an observer while testing and hovering in front of the persons can interfere in their own research and create a sense of tested group behaving and answering questions in the manner they would think is expected. According to the reading, ” you have to pick and choose where and how you do your observing. Although it might be very interesting to listen in on the private talk of adolescents in the restroom, it also might be a violation of their right to privacy”. Salkind, N. J. (2012). one must be clear about what they are doing to avoid issues with consent and privacy but also not be intrusive to the tested group which in turn may effect the results. as the book stated in example, children start to act different when the teacher walks in. this would be bad if the test is behaviors while working or testing.the end result is effected by the teachers presence.

Salkind, N. J. (2012). Exploring research (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.