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Measuring Educational Progress: A Study of the National Assessment


reviewed by Robert L. Ebel 1977

coverTitle: Measuring Educational Progress: A Study of the National Assessment
Author(s): William Greenbaum, Michael S. Garet, Ellen R. Solomon
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book is the product of an effort by the Carnegie Corporation to obtain an independent evaluation of a project it had supported generously during the project’s early years. The Center for Educational Policy Research of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, commissioned to make the evaluation, assigned the task to a research associate and two doctoral students. What the research team learned and concluded is reported in Part One of this book. Part Two presents, in 35 pages, a response from the National Assessment staff. One can admire and commend these evaluators for the painstaking care with which they gathered information, and for the clarity with which they reported what they found and what they had concluded from this evidence. But one like myself who is strongly persuaded of the need for assessment data, and who is acquainted with the enormous difficulty of collecting good data in a socially and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 1, 1977, p. 147-149
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1187, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 2:49:15 AM

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