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Author Greaney, Vincent

Title National Assessments of Educational Achievement, 1 : Assessing National Achievement Levels in Education
Published Washington : World Bank, 2007


Description 1 online resource (178 pages)
Contents CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT; Box 2.1 Ethiopia: National Assessment Objectives; Box 2.2 Examples of Questions Addressed by Vietnam's National Assessment; Box 2.3 Main Elements of a National Assessment; Table 2.1 Differences between National Assessments and Public Examinations; 3. WHY CARRY OUT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT?; Figure 3.1 The Achievement Gap in the United States for Nine-Year-Old Students: NAEP Reading Assessment, 1971-99
Figure 3.2 Percentages of Fourth Grade Students at or above "Proficient" in Reading, NAEP 1992-20034. DECISIONS IN A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT; Box 4.1 Proposed NSC Membership in Sierra Leone; Table 4.1 Options for Implementing a National Assessment; Table 4.2 Advantages and Disadvantages of Census-Based Assessment to Hold Schools Accountable; Table 4.3 PIRLS Reading Comprehension Processes; Box 4.2 Examples of Multiple-Choice Items; Box 4.3 Examples of Open-Ended Items; Figure 4.1 Mean Percentage C
Summary The National Assessments of Educational Achievement Series introduces readers to key concepts and issues related to assessments of student achievement levels. The first volume focuses on policy issues which should be addressed when designing and carrying out a national assessment. It features country case studies, and descriptions of major international and regional assessment programs. The remaining books in the series cover test development, sampling, data cleaning, statistics, report writing and using national assessment results to improve educational quality
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Subject Educational tests and measurements.
Educational evaluation.
Educational Measurement
Educational evaluation.
Educational tests and measurements.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780821372593