Shepard, Lorrie A., "A Brief History of Accountability Testing, 1965-2007," pp. 25-46 in Katherine E. Ryan and Lorrie A. Shepard, eds., The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Traces the history of attempts in the U. S. to use tests for accountability purposes; discusses NAEP, minimum competency testing, National Commission on Excellence in Education, the Standards Movement, and the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation
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