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Koretz, Daniel – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
The documented decline in test scores of the 1960s and 1970s and the unclear picture since then result from educational and noneducational factors. Aspects of the misuse of test scores are (1) simplistic interpretation of performance trends; (2) unsupported evaluations of schooling; and (3) a reductionist view of education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Quality
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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