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ERIC Number: ED555250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 94
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-309-15381-2
Best Practices for State Assessment Systems, Part I: Summary of a Workshop
Beatty, Alexandra
National Academies Press
Educators and policy makers in the United States have relied on tests to measure educational progress for more than 150 years. During the twentieth century, technical advances, such as machines for automatic scoring and computer-based scoring and reporting, have supported states in a growing reliance on standardized tests for statewide accountability. State assessment data have been cited as evidence for claims about many achievements of public education, and the tests have also been blamed for significant failings. As standards come under new scrutiny, so, too, do the assessments that measure their results. The goal for this workshop, the first of two, was to collect information and perspectives on assessment that could be of use to state officials and others as they review current assessment practices and consider improvements. The following are appended: (1) Workshop Agenda; and (2) Workshop Participants. [The content of this document was prepared by the Committee on Best Practices for State Assessment Systems: Improving Assessment While Revisiting Standards; National Research Council.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Stupski Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Research Council; National Academies, National Academy of Sciences