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Test-Based Accountability NCLB CCSS ESEA NAEP AYP

Linn, Robert L.
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Paper prepared for The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education
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The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education, Test-Based Accountability, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Student Achievement, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Achievement Gaps, Minimum Competency Testing, Subject-Matter Knowledge, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), End-of-Course Assessments, Teacher Evaluation, Value-Added, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Minority Groups


This essay explores how test-based accountability can increase student achievement and equity in performance among racial-ethnic subpopulations, students who are poor and their more affluent peers. The author expands on the history of test-based accountability and the prospects for its future.

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