Large-Scale Indicator Assessments: What Every Educational Policymaker Should Know
by Peggy Carr, Enis Dogan, William Tirre & Ebony Walton - 2007
Large-scale assessments designed to serve as indicators of academic progress in a social context provide invaluable information about the condition of education in America. This unique class of assessments serves as a common yardstick by which the educational progress in states, jurisdictions, and other countries can be compared. Because these assessments serve as monitors across a wide variety of curricula, content standards, and instructional practices, they are uniquely designed and well suited for their task. The focus of this chapter is to define what policymakers need to know to be proficient in this kind of large-scale indicator assessment literacy.
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