ERIC Number: ED499003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Who has the Lowest Prices? Carnegie Perspectives
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The writer calls attention to the many traps associated with one of the most frequent uses of assessment: the technical difficulties of measuring changes in learning over time. Noting that psychometricians don't like "change" or "difference" scores in statistical analyses because they tend to have lower reliability than the original measures themselves. Bond applauds educators who recognize that difference between what students know before instruction and what they know after instruction reveals important aspects of teaching and provides example from personal experience to support his conclusion that measurement and assessment should have a more prominent place in teacher education curricula.
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Reliability, Educational Objectives, Achievement Rating, Change, Student Evaluation, Statistics, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Educational Principles
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.