ERIC Number: EJ725944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-1
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NAEP: Gold Standard or Fool's Gold?
Popham, W. James
Educational Leadership, v62 n8 p79-81 May 2005
Results of tests of students' skills and knowledge conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the state accountability tests required by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program should not be compared. The two tests are based on different standards and have different measurement functions and judging the results of one test by the standards of the other does disservice to both the teaching and the student community.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, National Competency Tests, Comparative Analysis, State Standards, Test Results, Knowledge Level, Accountability
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1703 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Web site: http://www.ascd.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001