Making Sense of Test-Based Accountability in Education

Making Sense of Test-Based Accountability in Education

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



Test-based accountability systems that attach high stakes to standardized test results have raised a number of issues on educational assessment and accountability. Do these high-stakes tests measure student achievement accurately? How can policymakers and educators attach the right consequences to the results of these tests? And what kinds of tradeoffs do these testing policies introduce? This book responds to the growing emphasis on high-stakes testing and offers recommendations for more-effective test-based accountability systems.Table 4.2 Mean Weekly Classroom Hours per Subject, Self-Contained Kentucky Fourth-Grade and Fifth-Grade ... tested in fourth grade Reading 5.2 4.7 Writing** 5.8 4.0 Science** 5.2 3.5 Subjects tested in fifth grade Mathematics** 4.9 6.4 Social ... can also occur within a subject area when teachers change their emphasis on specific topics in response to a test. ... and topics emphasized on their local tests while decreasing coverage of extended project work, work with calculators, andanbsp;...


Title:Making Sense of Test-Based Accountability in Education
Author: Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher, Stephen P. Klein
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2002-07-31
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA