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ERIC Number: EJ817760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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