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Test policy and test performance : education, language, and culture

Author: Bernard R Gifford; National Commission on Testing and Public Policy (U.S.)
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1989.
Series: Evaluation in education and human services.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Test policy and test performance.
Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1989
(OCoLC)621127577
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard R Gifford; National Commission on Testing and Public Policy (U.S.)
ISBN: 0792390148 9780792390145
OCLC Number: 19354742
Notes: "Second volume in a two-volume set ... under the aegis of the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy. The papers were prepared for ... a conference which took place at the University of California at Berkeley, on December 11-13, 1986"--Page xi.
First vol. published under title: Test policy and the politics of opportunity allocation.
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Mandated tests: educational reform or quality indicator? / Eva L. Baker --
Student achievement tests as tools of educational policy: practices and consequences / Edward Haertel --
Making sense of school testing / Walter M. Haney --
The Irish study revisited / George F. Madaus --
Using test scores for decision making / William A. Mehrens --
If not tests, then what? conference remarks / Christopher Jencks --
Advice to the commission conference remarks / George Hanford --
Aspects of differential performance by minorities on standardized tests: linguistic and sociocultural factors / Mary Catherine O'Connor --
Ethnic group differences in the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) performance of American youth: implications for career prospects / Elsie G.J. Moore --
Testing bilingual proficiency for specialized occupations: issues and implications / Guadalupe Valdés --
Informal assessment of Asian Americans: a cultural and linguistic mismatch? / Chui Lim Tsang --
Black and white cultural styles in pluralistic perspective / Thomas Kochman.
Series Title: Evaluation in education and human services.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard R. Gifford.

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