Variety and Drift in the Functions and Purposes of Assessment in K-12 Education LSA NRC SAT NAEP
Ho, Andrew D.
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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,
Large-Scale Assessments (LSA),
National Research Council (NRC),
High Stakes Testing,
Low Stakes Testing,
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP),
Elementary Secondary Education
This essay reviews recent frameworks that differentiate among purposes of educational assessments, particularly purposes of large-scale, standardized assessments and reflects on the forces that shape the purposes of any particular assessment over time. The author uses this discussion to identify migratory patterns for modern assessment programs as they expand across purposes.