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National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Board on Testing and Assessment

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Works: 19 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 23,879 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: LB3051, 371.260973
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
High stakes : testing for tracking, promotion, and graduation by Jay Philip Heubert( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone is in favour of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. This is an exploration of how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more tests are introduced into schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are used - and misused - in assessing children's performance and achievements
Uncommon measures : equivalence and linkage among educational tests by Michael J Feuer( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was conducted of the feasibility of establishing an equivalency scale that would enable commercial state tests to be linked to one another and to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (naep). In evaluating the feasibility of linkages, the study committee focused on the linkage of various fourth-grade reading tests and the linkage of various eighth-grade mathematics tests. Committee members concentrated on the factors that affect the validity of the inferences about student performance that users would draw from the linked test scores. The committee concluded that comparing the full array of currently administered commercial and state achievement tests to one another, through the development of a single equivalency or linking scale, is not feasible. Nor is reporting individual student scores from the full array of tests on the naep scale and transforming individual scores on these tests and assessments into naep achievement levels feasible. Under limited conditions, it may be possible to calculate a linkage between two tests, but multiple factors affect the validity of the inferences drawn from the linked scores. Unless the test to be linked to the naep is very similar in content, format, and uses, the resulting linkage is likely to be unstable and potentially misleading. (Contains 3 tables, 3 figures, and 81 references.) (Sld)
Transitions in work and learning : implications for assessment : papers and proceedings by Allison M Black( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic shift in the American labor market away from manufacturing and the growing gap in earnings between high school and college graduates have contributed to a sense of alarm about the capacity of the nation's schools to supply adequately skilled
Evaluation of the voluntary national tests, year 2 : final report by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and tradeoffs : the role of tests in undergraduate admissions by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admission to colleges and universities is a complex task which is made simpler by the use of test scores taken by high school students wishing to gain entrance. Though the benefits of these tests are clear this book offers recommendations to institutions of higher education and test producers to ensure that the testing is used as it should be and in the most effective ways possible
Learning from TIMSS : results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study : summary of a symposium by Alexandra S Beatty( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This summary report is an additional component of the effort to foster dialogue in the education research and policy communities. The major elements of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (timss) are described, and highlights of the discussion that took place at the symposium held on February 3-4, 1997 in Washington, dc by the National Research Council (nrc) are presented. Emergent themes are also explored. The first section provides a description of the study and of the presentations made by the timss researchers. The following two sections summarize, respectively, the questions and critiques that presenters raised about the study itself and the major policy issues that were addressed. The last section summarizes the major ideas that emerged from the symposium. (Contains 18 references.) (Ask)
Next steps for TIMSS : directions for secondary analysis by Alexandra S Beatty( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assessment of science meets the science of assessment : summary of a workshop( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporting district-level NAEP data : summary of a workshop by National Research Council Staff( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing a market basket for NAEP : summary of a workshop by Pasquale J DeVito( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A valedictory : reflections on 60 years in educational testing by Lee J Cronbach( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of IQ tests in special education decision making and planning : summary of two workshops( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title I testing and assessment : challenging standards for disadvantaged children, summary of a workshop( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anticipating goals 2000 : standards, assessment and public policy : summary of a workshop( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the voluntary national tests : phase 1 by Lauress L Wise( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the U.S. Employment Service workplan for the GATB improvement project by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allocating federal funds for state programs for English language learners by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the United States continues to be a nation of immigrants and their children, the nation's school systems face increased enrollments of students whose primary language is not English. With the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the allocation of federal funds for programs to assist these students to be proficient in English became formula-based: 80 percent on the basis of the population of children with limited English proficiency and 20 percent on the basis of the population of recently immigrated children and youth. Title III of NCLB directs the U.S. Department of Education to allocate funds on the basis of the more accurate of two allowable data sources: the number of students reported to the federal government by each state education agency or data from the American Community Survey (ACS). The department determined that the ACS estimates are more accurate, and since 2005, those data have been basis for the federal distribution of Title III funds. Subsequently, analyses of the two data sources have raised concerns about that decision, especially because the two allowable data sources would allocate quite different amounts to the states. In addition, while shortcomings were noted in the data provided by the states, the ACS estimates were shown to fluctuate between years, causing concern among the states about the unpredictability and unevenness of program funding. In this context, the U.S. Department of Education commissioned the National Research Council to address the accuracy of the estimates from the two data sources and the factors that influence the estimates. The resulting book also considers means of increasing the accuracy of the data sources or alternative data sources that could be used for allocation purposes
Incentives and test-based accountability in education by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a prominent example of such an effort, but it is only the continuation of a steady trend toward greater test-based accountability in education that has been going on for decades. Over time, such accountability systems included ever-stronger incentives to motivate school administrators, teachers, and students to perform better. Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education reviews and synthesizes relevant research from economics, psychology, education, and related fields about how incentives work in educational accountability systems. The book helps identify circumstances in which test-based incentives may have a positive or a negative impact on student learning and offers recommendations for how to improve current test-based accountability policies. The most important directions for further research are also highlighted"--Publisher description
Evaluation of the Voluntary National Tests, Year 2 : Interim Report by Lauress L Wise( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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High stakes : testing for tracking, promotion, and graduation
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Research Council (U.S.). Center for Education. Board on Testing and Assessment

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BOTA (National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Board on Testing and Assessment)

National Research Council Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Board on Testing and Assessment

National Research Council Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Board on Testing and Assessment

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Uncommon measures : equivalence and linkage among educational testsTransitions in work and learning : implications for assessment : papers and proceedingsEvaluation of the voluntary national tests, year 2 : final reportMyths and tradeoffs : the role of tests in undergraduate admissionsLearning from TIMSS : results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study : summary of a symposiumNext steps for TIMSS : directions for secondary analysisThe assessment of science meets the science of assessment : summary of a workshopReporting district-level NAEP data : summary of a workshop