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Goldstein, Harvey – Oxford Review of Education, 1984
Discussed are the assumptions which underpin research studies of the effects of pupil, school, and local education authority characteristics on student achievement in Great Britain. The purpose is to clarify the necessary limitations on knowledge imposed by various research methods and to suggest how these might be improved. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment
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Goldstein, Harvey – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Reviews educational research on social class, gender, and ethnic bias. Argues that constructing assessment instruments is a complex task, involving social and political assumptions as well as technical expertise. Calls for additional research on the impact of assessment on self-esteem and other issues related to test bias. (CFR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Equal Education