All measures presently available for first, third, fifth, and sixth grade testing were evaluated according to the MEAN procedure which reflects measurement validity, examinee appropriateness, administrative usability, and normed technical excellence. Major shortcomings of these measures are presented. A factor analysis revealed four dimensions upon which the tests actually vary: usability, norm quality, focus, and psychometric quality. (MS)
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California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.