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.


Daniel Koretz


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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment


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