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Welch, Catherine J.; Dunbar, Stephen B. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
The use of assessment results to inform school accountability relies on the assumption that the test design appropriately represents the content and cognitive emphasis reflected in the state's standards. Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the certification of accountability assessments through federal peer review practices,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Test Construction, State Standards, Content Validity
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Lakin, Joni M.; Young, John W. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2013
In recent years, many U.S. states have introduced growth models as part of their educational accountability systems. Although the validity of growth-based accountability models has been evaluated for the general population, the impact of those models for English language learner (ELL) students, a growing segment of the student population, has not…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Educational Policy, Models
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Resnick, Lauren B. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2006
Standards-based education has now reached a stage where it is possible to evaluate its overall effectiveness. Several earlier papers in the special issue of "Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice" on "Test Scores and State Accountability" (Volume 24, Number 4) examined specific state policies and their effects on schools…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Accountability, Educational Policy, Educational History