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Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us


reviewed by Hong Qian April 14, 2009

coverTitle: Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us
Author(s): Daniel Koretz
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0674028058, Pages: 368, Year: 2008
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With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), educational testing is becoming universal and important in American education. However, because of their complexity, test scores are commonly misunderstood and misused by policy makers, educators, and parents. Since achievement tests have great influence on students, teachers, and schools, those mistakes can lead to severe consequences. Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us, by Daniel Koretz attempts to help lay people recognize what educational testing can and cannot tell us, understand the limitations inherent in testing, and be capable of interpreting test scores sensibly and using testing reasonably. The book is organized into 13 chapters that address the issue of why people should be careful when they interpret test scores and why it is not reasonable to depend solely on test results to identify good and bad schools. Koretz starts the discussion with a simple question: “What is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 14, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15614, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 2:34:52 AM

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