Testwise: Understanding Educational Assessment (Volume 1) by Nora Vivian Odendahl

By Nora Vivian Odendahl

Testwise: figuring out academic evaluation bargains a 360-degree guided journey of its topic. either volumes during this complete two-volume set discover varied points of investigating what scholars have discovered. To set the scene, quantity One highlights recurrent topics and the modern context. With roots in either educational traditions and the common sciences, state-of-the-art fulfillment trying out reaches past the school room to determine in rules geared toward academic reform and societal switch. How do the ways that we verify studying replicate values in our tradition? What roles do voters, educators, govt officers, and dimension execs play? by contrast history, quantity One then lays out the basic ideas in evaluation. because the significant chapters clarify validity, reliability, equity, and the language of ratings, they light up key demanding situations and hard tradeoffs linked to concerns of technical caliber. In supporting the reader comprehend present concerns in checking out and review genuine assessments, Testwise additionally places review of studying in a brand new gentle. it's a strategy of severe considering, reasoning from facts, and defining the pursuits of schooling.

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Hansen (1967), Diana v. California State Board of Education (1970), and Larry P. v. Riles (1972). Courts ruled that the tests were biased either because they were administered in a language that the students had not mastered (Diana) or because the norming sample did not represent the students taking the test (Hobson). The subsequent 1979 ruling on Larry P. also decreed that “the evidence indicated that IQ tests could not give a simple number corresponding to an innate trait called intelligence” (Hollander, 1982, pp.

National Research Council (NRC). (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. Committee on the Foundations of Assessment. J. Pellegrino, N. Chudowsky, & R. ). Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). (2010, June 23). Application for the Race to the Top comprehensive assessment systems competition.

Assessment in educational reform: Both means and end. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. National Research Council (NRC). (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. Committee on the Foundations of Assessment. J. Pellegrino, N. Chudowsky, & R. ). Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

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