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Allalouf, Avi; Alderoqui-Pinus, Diana – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
This article deals with a pioneering project currently being developed, namely, the Exhibition on Testing and Measurement. This interactive traveling exhibition will be presented in science museums in Israel, the United States, and other countries. It has been conceived as an innovative means of familiarizing the public with educational…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Measurement, Testing
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Fairbairn, Shelley B.; Fox, Janna – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2009
Substantial growth in the numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States and Canada in recent years has significantly affected the educational systems of both countries. This article focuses on critical issues and concerns related to the assessment of ELLs in U.S. and Canadian schools and emphasizes assessment approaches for test…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Testing, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Phelps, Richard P. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1997
Data from large-scale international studies for 13 countries indicate that U.S. students are clearly not the most heavily tested students on earth if one compares systemwide tests by their duration. In the United States, tests are much more likely to be of low consequence for the student. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education