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Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro J.; Reyes Arias, Francheska – Online Submission, 2021
This work aims to analyze the Results of the PISA Tests for the year 2018 in the Dominican Republic as subministered every three year by the OECD presided over by Dr. Andreas Schleicher, and that it is long awaited both for the Ministry of Education-MINERD-, and as well as for the non-governmental society and the opposition parties, among others.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Results, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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MacQuarrie, Sarah; Lyon, Fiona; Dawson, Susan – Language and Education, 2021
The introduction of assessment orientated policy in 2016 marks a significant change in Scottish education as it will establish standardised national testing. Teachers in Gaelic medium education are well placed to offer insights as they have had considerable autonomy regarding assessment and this paper is the first to consider the impact of this…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Indo European Languages, Educational Policy, Standardized Tests
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Gunnulfsen, Ann Elisabeth – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Studies have shown that school leaders are important in work with large-scale policy reforms in schools. However, the issue of how school leaders and teachers discuss and enact policy is under-studied. This article explores the discursive processes in school leaders' and teachers' policy enactment as they construct responses to policy. The data…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Test Results, Administrator Role, Teacher Role
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Educational Leadership, 2011
What's the best estimate of student performance on the Common Core State Standards? ACT, an organization involved in developing the standards, wanted to know how well today's students are meeting them. To find out, it analyzed the test results of 256,765 11th graders who took selected forms of the ACT test in spring 2010. In its report, "A First…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Test Results, State Standards, Academic Achievement
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Rautalin, Marjaana; Alasuutari, Pertti – Journal of Education Policy, 2009
In this article we attempt to analyse how OECD knowledge production is integrated with the process in which Finnish education policy takes shape. This is done by analysing the "uses" of the OECD PISA Study by Finnish central government officials. The main question posed is: How do these officials interpret the PISA results so as to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, International Studies
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Abu-Alhija, Fadia Nasser – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2007
This article discusses the positive and negative consequences of large-scale testing on five key stakeholders of testing results: students, teachers, administrators, policymakers and parents. The factors that affect the nature of testing consequences are also discussed and means that may provide remedies for associated pitfalls are proposed.
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Measurement, Student Evaluation, Test Results
Olivas, Michael A. – 2002
Richard Delgado and Jean Stefanic have examined a series of legal decisions they consider to be "serious moral errors,""embarrassingly inhumane decisions," and "moral abominations." Departing from their exploration of bad judicial decision making, this paper points out some examples of bad decision making in higher education. It identifies four…
Descriptors: College Admission, Decision Making, Dismissal (Personnel), Educational Policy
Cuban, Larry – 1991
Test misuse is neither isolated nor recent. It is a problem that cannot be easily solved. While test misuse may be reduced or managed, it cannot be eliminated. Test misuse has cut across America's social, economic, and political institutions, including schools. The most flagrant abuse of a test is what happens to the results of the Scholastic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Policy
Samuda, Ronald J. – 1975
Not intended to be a technical piece of work in the sense of psychometric innovation, this volume presents a synthesis and summary of over four hundred highly selected reference sources. The objective is to present a gestalt of the perspectives, pitfalls, fallacies, issues, consequences, and trends in the use of standardized norm-referenced tests…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Environmental Influences, Ethnic Groups
Goslin, David A. – 1967
This review summarizes the major criticisms of standardized tests and testing and attempts an evaluation of the validity of the criticisms. Viewed in the context of type of test, manner of its use, and assumptions regarding its validity, the paper discusses: (1) the imperfect-prediction problem, where predictions of performance are invalidated by…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Educational Testing, Evaluation Criteria
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Kearney, C. Philip – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1983
The three general categories that encompass the legitimate uses to which test data can be put (i.e., public reporting at the local, state, or regional level; identifying needs and allocating resources; and making judgments about promotion and graduation) are identified and examples are offered of policymakers' use and misuse of test results. (LC)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Needs Assessment
French, Russell L.; Bobbett, Gordon – 1995
While the publication of school report cards and profiles is common in a number of states, their contents and formats vary as they represent the concerns and initiatives of policymakers. Over recent years, several studies have been made of school report cards and profiles. In this investigation, the focus is a comparison of report cards and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy
McGee, Glenn W. – 1997
What the Illinois Goal Assessment Program (IGAP) test actually tests and the consequences of these tests for funding decisions were studied with a random sample of 100 school districts in the Cook County suburbs of Chicago. Eighth-grade IGAP scores for reading were obtained from the state report card, a document prepared by each school district…
Descriptors: Ability, Achievement Tests, Analysis of Variance, Attendance
Phillips, Gary W.; And Others – 1993
This report deals with a variety of ways that have been, or could be, used to interpret the scales used in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Policymakers, researchers, and other users of assessment results need to understand the methods used for reporting NAEP. Having a reference is particularly important as the methods of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Research
Corbett, H. Dickson; Wilson, Bruce L. – 1990
This paper summarizes the results of a study of the local consequences of implementing statewide minimum competency tests. For American education to be the best in the world, the use of statewide and nationwide standardized testing as a primary policy tool for stimulating reform must be discontinued. Second, school district responses to such…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
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