Considerations for National Examinations

Author(s):
Beaton, Albert E.
Publication Year:
1990
Report Number:
PIC-NATEXAMS
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Document Type:
Subject/Key Words:
Test-based reform movement national testing system student achievement

Abstract

This Policy Information Report discusses the test-based reform movement, which relies heavily on the assumption that a national testing system can be designed, administered, and interpreted in ways that would improve the educational process and student performance. This paper explores some of the basic issues in building and using tests for making high-stakes decisions and recommends ways to proceed. While supplies last, print copies can be ordered from the Policy Information Center for $2.50. ED 356 238.