Thursday, February 10, 2011

Resources: Testing and Accountability

Resources

NEW: Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education


Amrein, A.L., & Berliner, D.C. (2002, March 28). High-stakes testing, uncertainty, and student learning. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 10(18). Retrieved 1 November 2009 from http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v10n18/
Ball, A., Christensen, L., Fleischer, C., Haswell, R., Ketter, J., Yageldski, R., & Yancey, K. (2005, April 16). The impact of the SAT and ACT timed writing tests. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Bracey, G. (2009a, November). The big tests: What ends do they serve? Educational Leadership, 67(3), 32-37. Retrieved 8 December 2009 from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/nov09/vol67/num03/The_Big_Tests@_What_Ends_Do_They_Serve%C2%A2.aspx
Croes, J., & Morgenstern, M. (2008, December 25) Too much testing cuts into learning. The Boston Globe online edition. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/12/25/too_much_testing_cuts_into_learning/ 

David, J. L. (2011, March). High-stakes testing narrows the curriculum. Educational Leadership, 68(6), 78-80. http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/mar11/vol68/num06/High-Stakes_Testing_Narrows_the_Curriculum.aspx
Freedman, S. W. (1995) Exam-based reform stifles student writing in the U.K. Educational Leadership, 52(6), 26-29.
Klein, S. P., Hamilton, L. S., McCaffrey, D. F. & Stecher, B. M. (2000) What do test scores in Texas tell us? Issue Paper, Rand Education. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation. Retrieved 20 August 2009 from http://www.rand.org/pubs/issue_papers/IP202/index.html
Kobrin, J. L., Patterson, B. F., Shaw, E. J., Mattern, K. D., & Barbuti, S. M. (2008). Validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grade point average. College Board Research Report No. 2008-5. New York: The College Board. Retrieved 12 August 2008 from http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/Validity_of_the_SAT_for_Predicting_First_Year_College_Grade_Point_Average.pdf
Krashen, S. (2008, Spring) Bogus claims about Reading First. Rethinking Schools Online, 22(3). Retrieved 20 August 2009 from http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/22_03/bogu223.shtml
Krashen, S. (2006, October 2). Did Reading First work? The Pulse. Retrieved 20 August 2009 from  http://www.districtadministration.com/pulse/commentpost.aspx?news=no&postid=17349
Krashen, S. (2001). More smoke and mirrors: A critique of the National Reading Panel (NRP) report on fluency. Phi Delta Kappan, 83(2), 118-22.
Krashen, S. (2007). NCLB: No impact on state fourth grade reading test scores. The Pulse.  Retrieved 7 September 2009 http://www.districtadministration.com/pulse/commentpost.aspx?news=no&postid=19497
Marklein, M. B. (2009, August 25). SAT scores show disparities by race, gender, family income. USA Today. Retrieved 27 August 2009 from http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-08-25-SAT-scores_N.htm
Neal, D., & Schanzenbach, D. W. (2007, July). Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability. NBER Working Paper No. 13293. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Retrieved 5 August 2009 from http://www.nber.org/papers/w13293
Nichols, S. L., & Berliner, D. C. (2008a, March). Testing the joy out of learning. Educational Leadership, 65(6), 14-18.
Nichols, S. L., & Berliner, D. C. (2008b, May). Why has high-stakes testing so easily slipped into contemporary American life? Phi Delta Kappan, 89(9), 672-676.
Popham, W. J. (2003). Test better, teach better: The instructional role of assessment. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Popham, W. J. (2001a) Teaching to the Test? Educational Leadership, 58(6), 16–20.
Popham, W. J. (2001b). The Truth about testing: An educator’s call to action. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Popham, W. J. (1999) Why Standardized Tests Don’t Measure Educational Quality. Educational Leadership, 56(6), 8-15.
———. (2004a, October). The negative impact of testing writing skills. Educational Leadership, 62(2), 76-79.
———. (2004b). Numbers games: Measuring and mandating American education. New York: Peter Lang USA.

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