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Bennett, Randy E. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
This article is a written adaptation of the Presidential address I gave at the NCME annual conference in April 2018. The article describes my thoughts on the future of assessment. I discuss eleven likely characteristics of future tests and, for each characteristic, why I think it is important and what to watch with respect to it. Next, I outline…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Tests, Trend Analysis
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2010
Standards-based reform, as codified by the No Child Left Behind Act, relies on the ability of assessments to accurately reflect the learning that takes place in U.S. classrooms. However, this property of assessments--their instructional sensitivity--is rarely, if ever, investigated by test developers, states, or researchers. In this paper, the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Psychometrics, Accountability, Teaching Methods
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Cizek, Gregory J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2000
Points out areas in which aspects of assessment practice remain resistant to change: (1) evaluation of student achievement; (2) appropriate application of assessment innovation; and (3) preparation of educators in educational assessment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Green, Bert F. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1995
If annual performance assessments are to yield results that can be compared from year to year, many technical problems must be addressed. It is essential that tests to be equated measure the same construct. Methods of equating performance assessment scores, ways of equating system assessments, and standard setting are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Equated Scores
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Camara, Wayne J.; Brown, Dianne C. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1995
The implications for educational and employment testing of recent measurement, social, and policy issues are compared and contrasted. Changes are proposed relative to technical conceptualization of assessment, an increased focus on performance-based evaluation, and expanded expectations and uses of assessment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Mares, Jiri; Byckovsky, Petr – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
The history of educational assessment and research in Czechoslovakia and changes in attitudes toward educational testing are reviewed. The current status of educational assessment is evaluated and found wanting. A plan is proposed to resuscitate educational testing in Czechoslovakia in spite of the current economic and political problems. (SLD)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change
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Elliott, Emerson J.; Hall, Ron – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Current nationwide efforts to improve education call for new information for policymakers in testing and evaluation. Recent state and national evaluation activities, including the Department of Education's project to establish statistical indicators for education, are discussed. Guidelines are given for developing reasonable and appropriate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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Tirozzi, Gerald N.; And Others – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Three statewide assessment programs in Connecticut developed in response to the State Board of Education's goals and objectives are described. These include: (1) the Connecticut Assessment of Educational Progress; (2) the Educational Evaluation and Remedial Assessment Program; and (3) the Connecticut Mastery Testing Program.
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nuttall, Desmond L.; Stobart, Gordon – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
National curriculum assessment in England and Wales is explored, focusing on its troubled implementation. The work of the Task Group on Assessment and Testing and teacher resistance to the mandated testing are discussed. Experiences in England and Wales provide insight into what can be expected in a national assessment system. (SLD)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational History
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Madaus, George F. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Since the 1970s, policymakers have learned that test results can be used as an administrative mechanism to implement policy. A national system of external certification tests would involve several problems: (1) absence of independent examination boards; (2) negative impact on teaching; (3) tendency to elitism; (4) competition for RFP's; and (5)…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Certification, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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Coffman, William E.; And Others – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Former NCME presidents comment on 1985 NCME Presidential Address: (1) William E. Coffman suggests an NCME review panel on testing programs; (2) Thomas J. Fitzgibbon sees a need for formative evaluation; (3) Jason Millman believes validity in assessment depends on purpose; and (4) Lorrie A. Shepard believes that tests may be poor agents of reform.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Evaluation, Futures (of Society)
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Jones, Lyle V. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
The testing practices and tests described in the preceding articles are reviewed and compared. This cross-cultural examination identifies some issues that are common to the United States and Europe: (1) the emphasis on performance tasks, (2) the accommodation of language minorities, and (3) concerns about gender differences. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment
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Tittle, Carol Kehr; And Others – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1993
Major changes in educational and psychological theories that have come about since the cognitive and affective taxonomies of educational objectives were published in 1956 and 1964 are traced. The changes emphasize the need to understand thinking in the context of students' beliefs and self-directed cognitions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Affective Behavior, Classification, Classroom Research