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Ferrara, Steve – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2017
Test security is not an end in itself; it is important because we want to be able to make valid interpretations from test scores. In this article, I propose a framework for comprehensive test security systems: prevention, detection, investigation, and resolution. The article discusses threats to test security, roles and responsibilities, rigorous…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Program Improvement
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Hoover, H. D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2003
Discusses three common misconceptions about achievement testing: (1) the idea that men generally outscore women; (2) the notion that the primary role of norms is to compare one student to another; and (3) the misconception that it is not possible to measure the achievement of kindergarten and primary grade students with group tests. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Primary Education, Student Evaluation
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Arter, Judy – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1999
Describes seven topics that should be included in a course for teachers on performance assessment and provides some ideas for teaching them. The topics range from assessment selection to recognizing inappropriate, unethical, or illegal assessment methods and uses. (SLD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education
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Jolly, S. Jean; Gramenz, Gary W. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
A norm-referenced achievement test, in combination with supplementary items, can be used to produce norm-referenced data as well as objective-referenced data. The experiences of the Palm Beach County (Florida) school district in developing and using such a test are described. (EGS)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Item Analysis
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Oosterhof, Albert C.; Salisbury, David F. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
The computer assisted testing (CAT) program at Florida State University's Assessment Resource Center is described. Three measurement issues (test quality, confidence in mastery decisions, and maintenance of test validity) and two instructional design issues (quality of instructional objectives and extended feedback following testing) important for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Objectives, Feedback, Higher Education
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Taleporos, Elizabeth – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1998
Two achievement testing programs in New York City that have had and are having some consequences are described, and how the school system tries to determine and deal with these consequences is explored. Cooperation and open dialog between test publishers and the school district are making it possible to deal with the real-life problems of test…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
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Popham, W. James – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1999
Discusses the direction large-scale educational testing is heading, pointing out pitfalls in current and future use of such tests. The large-scale assessment community seems to be unconcerned about the central mission of education, the instruction of children. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Futures (of Society), Role of Education, Standardized Tests
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Thio, Djien K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
The growth of educational testing in the Netherlands is reviewed, and the way tests are used in elementary and secondary education is described. Educational testing in the Netherlands has been strongly connected to the existence of the National Institute for Educational Measurement (CITO). (SLD)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational History, Educational Testing, Educational Trends
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Faggen, Jane – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1987
This article provides an overview of the "Golden Rule" issue, including a summary of legislative and judicial activity aimed at extending the "Golden Rule" idea, the opposition of professional associations to such proposals, and activity at the Educational Testing Service to take differential item functioning into account in…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Insurance Companies, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Minority Groups
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Rooney, J. Patrick – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1987
The author, the Chief Executive Officer of the Golden Rule Insurance Company, explains why his company brought the lawsuit against the State of Illinois and the Educational Testing Service and how it was settled. He believes settlement was a step forward and should not be dismissed as a mistake. (JAZ)
Descriptors: Blacks, Court Litigation, Insurance Companies, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
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Capie, William – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
State legislative action to control and reward teaching quality has resulted in the coming of age of systematic teacher performance evaluation for certification, merit pay, or career ladder advancement decisions. This article overviews issues of credibility and practicality--including test design, validity, and reliability--which arise when…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Job Performance