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ERIC Number: EJ617159
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Validity and Accountability in High-Stakes Testing.
Smith, Mary Lee; Fey, Patricia
Journal of Teacher Education, v51 n5 p334-44 Nov-Dec 2000
The cultures of accountability and validity are at odds in high-stakes testing. When the polis demands that tests serve high-stakes accountability functioning, professional testing standards are often compromised. Using flawed indicators can produce unreliable, unrepresentative inferences and decisions. High-stakes testing produces teaching and testing practices that lead to inflated scores and further disadvantage of disadvantaged students. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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