Measuring up: what educational testing really tells us (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Education - 368 pages
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Measuring Up demystifies educational testing - from MCAS to SAT to WAIS. Bringing statistical terms down to earth, Koretz takes readers through the most fundamental issues that arise in educational testing and shows how they apply to some of the most controversial issues in education today, from high-stakes testing to special education.
  

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Anyone who claims to be data-driven or data-informed needs to read this book. It's an eye opener. One of my key sources in my dissertation. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
1 If Only It Were So Simple
5
2 What Is a Test?
16
Just How Good Is the Sample?
35
4 The Evolution of American Testing
46
5 What Test Scores Tell Us about American Kids
74
6 What Influences Test Scores or How Not to Pick a School
113
How Much We Dont Know What Were Talking About
143
9 Validity
215
10 Inflated Test Scores
235
11 Adverse Impact and Bias
260
12 Testing Students with Special Needs
281
13 Sensible Uses of Tests
315
Notes
335
Acknowledgments
345
Index
347

Standards and Scales
179

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About the author (2009)

Daniel Koretz is Professor of Education at Harvard University.

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