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National Assessments of Educational Achievement, 5 : Using the Results of a National Assessment of Educational Achievement.

Author: Thomas Kellaghan
Publisher: Washington : World Bank, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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What are students learning? Throughout the world, governments striving to improve educational quality are turning to national assessments to provide this much-needed information in key curriculum areas. The capacity for carrying out national assessments has grown remarkably in recent years, but it has not been matched by widespread use of their findings. This book seeks to maximize an appreciation for the value of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Kellaghan
ISBN: 9780821379660 0821379666
OCLC Number: 536293907
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents: FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE AND NONUSE OF NATIONAL ASSESSMENT FINDINGS; BOXES; TABLES; 2. REPORTING A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT: THE MAIN REPORT; FIGURES; 3. REPORTING A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT: OTHER INSTRUMENTS TO COMMUNICATE FINDINGS; 4. TRANSLATING ASSESSMENT FINDINGS INTO POLICY AND ACTION; 5. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT FINDINGS, POLICY, AND EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT; 6. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT FINDINGS AND TEACHING; 7. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT FINDINGS AND PUBLIC AWARENESS; 8. TOWARD OPTIMIZING THE USE AND VALUE OF NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS; REFERENCES; INDEX.

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What are students learning? Throughout the world, governments striving to improve educational quality are turning to national assessments to provide this much-needed information in key curriculum areas. The capacity for carrying out national assessments has grown remarkably in recent years, but it has not been matched by widespread use of their findings. This book seeks to maximize an appreciation for the value of such data and to assist countries in exploiting the knowledge that national assessments yield. Using the Results of a National Assessment of Educational Achievement identifies the mai.

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