ERIC Number: ED456137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
An Agenda for Research on Educational Testing. NBETPP Statements, Volume 1, Number 1.
Clarke, Marguerite; Madaus, George; Pedulla, Joseph; Shore, Arnold
The educational research agenda proposed by the National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy has five priorities. The first is monitoring the effects of state-level tests, including promotion and exit-level examinations, and teacher testing. The second priority is designing state systems for accountability that link technical possibilities with public policy issues. A third priority is understanding the role of tests in standards-based educational reform. This means investigating a possible connection between high stakes tests and student dropout rates. A fourth priority is understanding, and making clear, how standardized tests are used in college admissions. A final need is understanding the link between technology and testing. The national research agenda should establish the best uses of tests, study school system accountability, and consider the impact of new technologies on testing. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agenda Setting, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Needs, Technological Advancement
For full text: http://www.nbetpp.bc.edu.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy, Chestnut Hill, MA.