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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Testing and Assessment
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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State Assessment Systems: Exploring Best Practices and Innovations: Summary of Two Workshops  (BOTA)

Educators and policy makers in the United States have relied on tests to measure educational progress for more than 150 years, and have used the results for many purposes. They have tried minimum... Read more

Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy  (BOTA)

Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their... Read more

Getting Value Out of Value-Added: Report of a Workshop  (BOTA)

Value-added methods refer to efforts to estimate the relative contributions of specific teachers, schools, or programs to student test performance. In recent years, these methods have attracted... Read more

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