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Measuring up : what educational testing really tells us

Author: Daniel M Koretz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Bringing statistical terms down to earth, Daniel Koretz takes readers through the most fundamental issues that arise in educational testing and shows how they apply to some of the most controversial issues in education today, from high-stakes testing to special education. He walks readers through everyday examples to show what tests do well, what their limits are, how easily tests and scores can be oversold or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Koretz, Daniel M.
Measuring up.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607142483
Online version:
Koretz, Daniel M.
Measuring up.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608614320
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Koretz
ISBN: 9780674028050 0674028058 9780674035218 0674035216
OCLC Number: 179801074
Description: 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: If only it were so simple --
What is a test? --
What we measure: just how good is the sample? --
The evolution of American testing --
What test scores tell us about American kids --
What influences test scores, or how not to pick a school --
Error and reliability: how much we don't know what we're talking about --
Reporting performance: standards and scales --
Validity --
Inflated test scores --
Adverse impact and bias --
Testing students with special needs --
Sensible uses of tests.
Responsibility: Daniel Koretz.
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