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Statistical Misunderstandings of the Properties of School Scores and School Accountability


by David Rogosa - 2005

This chapter provides an overview of statistical issues arising in work on educational assessment and school accountability, organized around some of the most consequential misunderstandings. What are good descriptions of statistical properties (e.g., uncertainty) of school and subgroup scores? What are the consequences of the statistical uncertainty for school accountability systems?


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 104, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 14, 2005, p. 147-174
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18632, Date Accessed: 7/22/2019 9:28:53 PM

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  • David Rogosa
    Stanford University
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    DAVID ROGOSA is Associate Professor, School of Education, Department of Statistics (by courtesy), and Department of Health Research and Policy, Division of Biostatistics (by courtesy) at Stanford University. Current statistical research activities include longitudinal research and educational assessment.
 
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