ERIC Number: ED336405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Issues in Public Examinations: A Selection of the Proceedings of the 1990 IAEA Conference (16th, Maastricht, Netherlands, June 1990).
Luijten, Anton J. M., Ed.
This collection of 18 papers (selected from a total of 57 presented at a conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment) represents efforts by examining bodies and institutes to: improve the examination system and testing techniques; develop reliable instruments; and establish standards for public examinations. The papers are: "Public Examinations, an Introduction" (A. J. M. Luijten); (2) "Social and Educational Imperatives for Changing Examinations" (P. J. Black); (3) "The Estimation of Bias in Matriculation Examination Scores and a Proposal for Correction" (S. Cahan); (4) "Recording Public Examination Performance--Usefulness, Accuracy, Ownership" (J. S. Cook); (5) "Divergence of Interests: Problems of Implementing Reforms in an Established Public Examination System" (R. K. Crocker); (6) "Attributes and Applications of a Pro-Active Assessment System" (R. L. Ferguson); (7) "Social Justice, Public Interest and the SAT" (C. Fincher); (8) "Issues in Assessment of Non-Objective and Objective Examination Tasks" (J. Izard); (9) "Determining Equivalence among European Educational Qualifications" (S. Johnson); (10) "Examinations in Europe: Three Major Streams" (H. P. Kreeft); (11) "The Politics of Assessment" (D. L. Ongom); (12) "Why Assess? Evaluating the Assessment of the English National Curriculum" (C. G. Robinson); (13) "Subject Pair Comparison Studies in an International Context" (J. J. Thompson and others); (14) "The Use of Item Response Theory in the Dutch National Assessment Programme" (N. D. Verhelst and T. J. H. M. Eggen); (15)"The Rationale of a School-Based Centralized Examination System" (W. H. Wijnen); (16) "Measuring Educational Progress with a Longitudinal Testing System" (T. L. Willoughby and A. R. Bixby); (17) "The Wessex Project: A Modular Development in English Post-Compulsory Education" (J. Wilmut and R. G. Rainbow); and (18) "Experiments on General High School Completion Tests in China" (X. Yang). (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies, National Programs, Objective Tests, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, Standard Setting (Scoring), Test Use, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Identifiers: China; Europe; United States