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Chapter-1 - Test and Measurement: Background, Issues, and...

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Test and Measurement: Background, Issues, and Trends Chapter 1 of Linn and Gronlund
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Where do these test come from? Some are developed for states: TCAP Some are bought from developers CAT-8 MAT-6 ITBS Some are national NAEP SAT, ACT Most are externally mandated
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How these test are used: 1. Document failed education 2. Use for education reform
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Why so much standardized testing? . 1 Cheap . 2 Drives the curriculum KS story on evolution . 3 Easy to implement . 4 Easy answers, easy to document just look at the scores in the newspaper
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Compensatory Education OK, a little bit of history… Coleman Report (1965) ESEA (1965) Congress though wanted some accountability…
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A Quick Side-bar Accountability led to: Minimum Competency Testing Minimum Performance Testing Praxis I ???
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Graded American Education This led to: School Report Cards Ed Week The emphasis to raise scores
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