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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
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Bracey, Gerald W. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
Reviewing evidence from high school completion and dropout rates, college attendance, test scores, and international comparisons leads to the conclusion that U.S. schools do a pretty good job of teaching students who are ready to learn. Given what schools have to contend with, their performance is indeed impressive. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, Demography, Dropout Rate