The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability

Katherine E. Ryan, Lorrie A. Shepard

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The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability began as a tribute to Distinguished Professor Robert Lee Linn upon the occasion of his nominal retirement. A group of his former students and colleagues convened to consider an appropriate project to memorialize the career contributions of this remarkable scholar. A Festschrift conference was planned, to be hosted by the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA in January 2007. Unlike most commemorative writings, however, this book is not a retrospective account of past accomplishments. Rather, it examines the most pressing current issues to be faced by policymakers and technical experts as they consider the future of testing systems designed to hold schools accountable for student achievement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages316
ISBN (Electronic)9780203895092
ISBN (Print)9780415873215, 9780805864700
StatePublished - Jun 11 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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