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The Resource Making sense of test-based accountability in education, Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Stephen P. Klein, editors ; prepared for the National Science Foundation

Making sense of test-based accountability in education, Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Stephen P. Klein, editors ; prepared for the National Science Foundation

Label
Making sense of test-based accountability in education
Title
Making sense of test-based accountability in education
Statement of responsibility
Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Stephen P. Klein, editors ; prepared for the National Science Foundation
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Test-based accountability systems that attach high stakes to standardized test results in the form of rewards and sanctions have raised a number of issues for those responsible for educational assessment and accountability. Do these high-stakes tests measure student achievement accurately? How can policymakers and educators attach the right consequences to the results of these tests? What kinds of educational tradeoffs do these testing policies introduce? This book was written in response to school policymaking's growing emphasis on high-stakes testing. It addresses several key areas, including how the tests are used within these systems, how to evaluate the technical quality and trustworthiness of the tests, how test-based accountability affects the practices of teachers and schools, and what effect political considerations have on the policy debate. The authors also provide some recommendations for developing more-effective test-based accountability systems
Action
digitized
Dewey number
371.26/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1938-
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  • Hamilton, Laura S
  • Stecher, Brian M
  • Klein, Stephen P.
  • National Science Foundation (U.S.)
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  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Educational accountability
Label
Making sense of test-based accountability in education, Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Stephen P. Klein, editors ; prepared for the National Science Foundation
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-168)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Tests and their use in test-based accountability systems -- Technical criteria for evaluating tests -- Consequences of large-scale, high-stakes testing on school and classroom practice -- Accountability as seen through a political lens -- Improving test-based accountability
Control code
ocm52731094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833033987
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52731094
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Making sense of test-based accountability in education, Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Stephen P. Klein, editors ; prepared for the National Science Foundation
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-168)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Tests and their use in test-based accountability systems -- Technical criteria for evaluating tests -- Consequences of large-scale, high-stakes testing on school and classroom practice -- Accountability as seen through a political lens -- Improving test-based accountability
Control code
ocm52731094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833033987
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52731094
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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