ERIC Number: ED405374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessments: Testing the System. EDI Learning Resources Series.
Murphy, Paud, Ed.; And Others
Recognizing the importance of national educational assessments, an increasing number of countries have begun to establish their own systems, and many have sought support from the World Bank. This book provides background on national assessments through papers developed for three World Bank seminars. The papers are: (1) "Introduction" (Marlaine E. Lockheed and Paud Murphy); (2) "International Context for Assessments" (Marlaine E. Lockheed); (3) "What Are National Assessments and Why Do Them:" (O. C. Nwana); (4) "Can Public Examinations Be Used To Provide Information for National Assessment" (Thomas Kellaghan); (5) "Stages in National Assessment" (Vincent Greaney); (6) "Considerations for Costing National Assessments" (Lynn Ilon); (7) "The Design of Tests for National Assessment Purposes" (John Izard); (8) "National Assessment in Chile" (Erika Himmel); (9) "National Assessment in England and Wales" (Thomas Kellaghan); (10) "National Assessment in Thailand" (Kowit Pravalpruk); (11) "The Columbian Education Assessment System" (Carlos Rojas); (12) "The Grade 3 and 5 Assessment in Egypt" (David Carroll); and (13) "Lessons Learned" (Vincent Greaney and Carlos Rojas). (Contains 15 tables and 10 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Costs, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, International Education, National Competency Tests, Test Construction, Test Use
Distribution Unit, Office of the Publisher, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC. Economic Development Inst.