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ERIC Number: ED500298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-21
Pages: 664
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4917-0
Educational Assessment: Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability
Wright, Robert J.
SAGE Publications (CA)
Grounded in the real world of public schools and students, this engaging, insightful, and highly readable text introduces the inner-workings of K-12 educational assessment. It covers traditional topics in an approachable and understandable way; analyzes and interprets "hot-button" issues of today's complex measurement concerns; relates theory to practice; and addresses the needs of diverse students. It is accompanied by a web-based student study site and an instructor's resource CD. Following a preface, the book is organized into five sections: (1) Educational Assessment in America: History, Goals, and Applications; (2) The Meaning and Quality of Test Scores; (3) Testing of Students by Classroom Teachers; (4) Testing for Student Learning, Talent, Aptitude, and Special Needs; and (5) No Child, Teacher, or School Left Behind.
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001