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Livia McCoy
Machine-Scored Bubble Forms Can Cause Problems for Some Students

Jan 30, 2014 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Test Scores, Struggling Students, Standardized Testing, Livia McCoy, Learning Styles, Kids Learning

Multiple choice and true/false tests are often evaluated using bubble-type, machine-scored forms. This is extremely helpful for teachers who have lots of papers to grade. But students who have visual-motor integration problem... Read more
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What Does Your Child’s “Grade Equivalent Score” Really Mean?

May 30, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Test Scores, Livia McCoy

In another blog post, I wrote about what percentiles mean on standardized tests. Another score you are likely to see is the grade equivalent (GE) score. They will look something like this: “5.3” or “7.9.&rdq... Read more