ERIC Number: EJ550567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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On the Difficulty of Knowing Much of Anything about How Schools Reform over Time.
Bracey, Gerald W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v79 n1 p86-88 Sep 1997
Richard Rothstein's booklet "What Do We Know About Declining (Or Rising) Student Achievement?" claims that anecdotes about past educational practices are unreliable and difficult to relate to today's schools. Curricula and tests change; so do student populations. There are no solid historical measures, including three well-known standardized tests. The base-rate fallacy thwarted Bracey's test score evaluations in the June 1997 "Kappan." (MLH)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; National Assessment of Educational Progress; SAT (College Admission Test)