Koretz, Daniel, "What Test Scores Tell Us About American Kids," pp. 74-112 in his Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
Presents well-argued explanations about what data from standardized tests can and cannot tell us about student achievement; draws on careful analyses of a variety of data from tests like the SAT to tests of international comparisons; alerts readers to several kinds of misinterpretations of test scores that are made by people lacking adequate understanding of the principles of measurement and test construction.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment
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