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Haney, Walter M. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1982
The findings in Volume I of the Committee on Ability Testing's report (see ED 213 770 and ED 213 771) are shown to be ambiguous regarding the meaning of ability, vague regarding test validity, and ingenuous regarding test uses and misuse. The neglect of the basic question of what tests measure is noted. (CM)
Descriptors: Ability, Advisory Committees, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
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Citron, Christiane Hyde – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1982
Five legal principles (and cases establishing them) on the use of competency testing in student placement or for graduation are discussed. The principles address the constitutionality of appropriate use, adequate notice to students, prohibition of effects of past racial discrimination, graduation test validity, and requirements for handicapped…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation
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Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1982
Recommendations from the Wirtz/Lapointe report, "Measuring The Quality of Education" (ED 213 769), which evaluates National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), are presented. Six educators respond to the concern that NAEP's reports and material are not widely known or as useful to educators as they should be. (CM)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Utilization
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Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1982
The resources and services of information-gathering and disseminating agencies are described including the Test Collection, and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, both at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey; also the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (CM)
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Services
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