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ERIC Number: ED524104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Benchmark Assessment for Improved Learning. AACC Report
Herman, Joan L.; Osmundson, Ellen; Dietel, Ronald
Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center
This report describes the purposes of benchmark assessments and provides recommendations for selecting and using benchmark assessments--addressing validity, alignment, reliability, fairness and bias and accessibility, instructional sensitivity, utility, and reporting issues. We also present recommendations on building capacity to support schools' and districts' use of benchmark assessments for improved learning. Multiple Choice Item-writing Guidelines are appended. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables and 6 footnotes.) [For the "Benchmark Assessment for Improved Learning. An AACC Policy Brief", see ED524108.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: WestEd
Authoring Institution: Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
IES Cited: ED551402