Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Educational Testing

  • Fan WuEmail author
  • Rik Carl D’Amato
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1451


Academic skills


Education can be defined as learning knowledge and skills after receiving specialized training, such as teaching, tutoring, or advising. Testing can be viewed as a process or tool used to evaluate a person’s knowledge, skills, or performance in a specialized area. Educational testing is the evaluation of students’ academic abilities to determine current levels of academic achievement, such as reading, mathematics, or vocabulary. In our current age of accountability, educational testing is often used as an inappropriate indicator of quality instruction. Such a score is not useful because learning is multifaceted and cannot be limited to a single number. However, educational testing should be a critical component of the learning process within the education enterprise.


References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Outcomes ManagementThe Harris Center for Mental Health and IDDHoustonUSA
  2. 2.School Psychology, Clinical NeuropsychologyClinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyChicagoUSA