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ERIC Number: EJ970239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
Informing in the Information Age: How to Communicate Measurement Concepts to Education Policy Makers
Sireci, Stephen G.; Forte, Ellen
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v31 n2 p27-32 Sum 2012
Current educational policies rely on educational assessments. However, the technical aspects of assessments are often unknown to policy makers, which is dangerous because sound assessment policy requires knowledge of the strengths and limitations of educational tests. In this article, we discuss the importance of informing policy makers of important psychometric issues that should be considered whenever tests are proposed for specific purposes. We discuss the types of information that are important to communicate to policy makers, how to best convey this information in a manner in which it can be understood, and how to be seen as a valuable source of information to education policy makers. We end with some specific steps organizations such as NCME can take to inform policy makers and advocate for valid educational assessment policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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