ERIC Number: EJ817760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Student Achievement through Large-Scale Assessment Results: Research, Reflections, and Future Directions
Decker, Dawn M.; Bolt, Sara E.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v34 n1 p43-51 2008
The intent of large-scale assessment systems is to promote student achievement toward specific standards by holding schools accountable for the performance of all students. However, it is difficult to know whether large-scale assessment systems are having this intended effect as they are currently implemented. In this article, the authors examine the research on intended and unintended consequences of large-scale assessment and accountability systems, highlight critical issues in using large-scale assessment programs to measure student learning and to inform intervention, and provide guidelines for promoting the intervention validity of large-scale assessments.
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Rating, Group Testing, Mastery Learning, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research, High Stakes Tests, Guidelines, Alignment (Education), Reflection, Trend Analysis, Item Analysis
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