Many decisions go into selecting and advocating for a test. In order to get a clear idea of which test might be for you, you’ll want to think about the following:

  • What are my students’ backgrounds?
  • Who will be administering the test?
  • What resources are available?
  • Why am I testing my students?
  • What characteristics of my students and program will affect test selection?
  • How will the test fit with the other assessment tools I use?
  • Who will be scoring the test? 
  • How will I use and interpret the test scores?
  • How will the test affect my teaching practice?
  • How will it affect students, families and administrators?