ERIC Number: ED443890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Analytic Issues in the Assessment of Student Achievement. Proceedings from a Research Seminar (Washington, DC, November 1998).
Grissmer, David W., Ed.; Ross, J. Michael, Ed.
In November 1998 a group of researchers and scholars gathered to explore methodological issues related to the measurement of student achievement, with a more specific focus on the sharing of perspectives on the black-white test score gap. Papers from this conference are: (1) "Introduction: Toward Heuristic Models of Student Outcomes and More Effective Policy Interventions" (C. Kent McGuire); (2) "Synthesizing Results from the NAEP Trial State Assessment" (Stephen W. Raudenbush); (3) "Moving Educational Research toward Scientific Consensus" (David W. Grissmer and Ann Flanagan); (4) "Response: Guidance for Future Directions in Improving the Use of NAEP Data" (Sylvia T. Johnson); (5) "Understanding Ethnic Differences in Academic Achievement: Empirical Lessons from National Data" (Meredith Phillips); (6) "Certification Test Scores, Teacher Quality, and Student Achievement" (Ronald F. Ferguson with Jordana Brown); (7) "Response: Two Studies of Academic Achievement" (Robert M. Hauser); (8) "Improving Longitudinal Data on Student Achievement: Some Lessons from Recent Research Using NELS:88" (Dominic J. Brewer and Dan D. Goldhaber); (9) "School-Level Correlates of Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Public Schools" (Donald McLaughlin and Gili Drori); (10) "Response: Opportunities for Design Changes" (Valerie E. Lee); (11) "Assessment Trends in a Contemporary Policy Context" (Marshall S. Smith); (12) "Educational Research and Educational Policy: An Historical Perspective" (Christopher Jencks); and (13) "Improving Research and Data Collection on Student Achievement" (Brenda J. Turnbull, David W. Grissmer, and J. Michael Ross). Each paper contains references. An appendix lists seminar attendees. (Contains 19 figures and 29 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Racial Differences, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.