ERIC Number: ED555592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
A Review of State Test Security Laws in 2013. ACT Research Report Series, 2014 (1)
Test security has increased in importance in the last few years given high-profile cases of educator misconduct. This paper provides a review of state test security statutes and regulations related to statewide achievement testing using as a framework recent best practices reports by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Council for Measurement in Education (NCME), and the Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment (TILSA) group within the Council of Chief State School Officers. The review indicates that many states have laws related to preventing test security breaches, but few specify detection or investigation methods. The appendix contains: "Test Security Laws."
Descriptors: Research Reports, State Policy, State Regulation, Achievement Tests, State Programs, Safety, Best Practices, Testing Programs, Testing Problems, State Surveys, Prevention, Staff Development, Investigations, Sanctions, Educational Malpractice, Testing, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Laws
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.