Testing Policy in the United States: A Historical Perspective ETS IRT CCSS NCLB
Kaestle, Carl F.
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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,
Education (United States),
Future of Assessment,
History of Testing,
Educational Testing Service (ETS),
Item Response Theory (IRT),
Common Core State Standards (CCSS),
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
This essay provides an overview of the history of testing policy in the United States. The author focuses on policy issues in order to allow the reader to reflect upon how current-testing practices came to be.