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ERIC Number: EJ896894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Improvements in Academic Achievement among African American Students over Time: National Data and an Urban Case Study
Stringfield, Sam
Journal of Negro Education, v76 n3 p306-315 Sum 2007
An underlying assumption made in this article by Stringfield is that tests and test scores themselves are neither "good" nor "bad." Rather, test data can either be productively or harmfully used by individuals and groups with varying social agendas. While there exist scattered examples of misuses of test score data, in this article the author focuses on three examples of test score uses that have largely resulted in what have been a net public good. The examples used have been selected from the most recent 40-year period. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland