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Measuring Up

What Educational Testing Really Tells Us

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674035218

Publication Date: 09/15/2009

Academic Trade

368 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

24 line illustrations, 6 tables

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  • Prologue
  • 1. If Only It Were So Simple
  • 2. What Is a Test?
  • 3. What We Measure: Just How Good Is the Sample?
  • 4. The Evolution of American Testing
  • 5. What Test Scores Tell Us about American Kids
  • 6. What Influences Test Scores, or How Not to Pick a School
  • 7. Error and Reliability: How Much We Don’t Know What We’re Talking About
  • 8. Reporting Performance: Standards and Scales
  • 9. Validity
  • 10. Inflated Test Scores
  • 11. Adverse Impact and Bias
  • 12. Testing Students with Special Needs
  • 13. Sensible Uses of Tests
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Outstanding Book Award, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
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