ERIC Number: ED484538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Definitions for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Assessment
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction NCELA
The purpose of this document is to explore the world of assessment within the context of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The definitions provided will help those with little knowledge of as-sessment to understand the essentials of practice and theory. The information is meant for assess-ment users so they can interpret the purpose of tests and test scores appropriately and explain them to others. It is not meant to provide in-depth knowledge. The document also provides background for other NCELA documents in the Definitions for No Child Left Behind series: Scientifically-Based Research, Research and Evaluation that Work within NCLB Standards, and Criteria for Evaluating Evidence-Based Research. (Contains 5 exhibits.)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Scoring, Educational Legislation, Culture Fair Tests, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 20052.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A