ERIC Number: EJ585681
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
A Short History of Performance Assessment: Lessons Learned.
Madaus, George F.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v80 n9 p688-95 May 1999
Places performance assessment in the context of high-stakes uses, describes underlying technologies, and outlines the history of performance testing from 210 B.C.E. to the present. Historical issues of fairness, efficiency, cost, and infrastructure influence contemporary efforts to use performance assessments in large-scale, high-stakes testing programs. (59 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A