The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability
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Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability by Katherine E. Ryan
Book DescriptionIn recent decades testing has become a much more visible and high-stakes accountability mechanism that is now seen as a powerful tool that can be used to drive school improvement. The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze the key issues associated with test-based educational accountability and to chart the future of educational accountability research. Chapter contributions are intended to be forward looking rather than a compendium of what has happened in the past. The book provides an accessible discussion of issues such as validity, test equating, growth modeling, fairness for special populations, causal inferences, and misuses of accountability data.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805864700
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Katherine E. Ryan
Katherine E. Ryan is Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Her research interests focus on educational evaluation and the intersection of educational accountability issues and high stakes assessment. Lorrie A. Shepard is Professor of Education and the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses on psychometrics and the use and misuse of tests in educational settings.
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