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Measuring Achievement: What Does It Mean to Test for Robust Understanding?

Author(s):
Shepard, Lorrie A.
Publication Year:
1997
Source:
William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture Series
Document Type:
Publication
Page Count:
32
Subject/Key Words:
Academic Achievement Classroom Assessment Curriculum Large-Scale Assessment Learning Performance Assessment Test Bias Test Validity

Abstract

The third annual William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture was presented at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, on September 19, 1996. The third William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture examines the challenges of assessing student understanding. How do we find out what students really know and can do?

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