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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Testing and Assessment

How to measure what students know is one of the most complex and controversial aspects of education. Our studies explore all aspects of measurement and assessment, techniques and technologies for assessment, test policy, and the use of tests in accountability systems. Our work also examines assessment in the workplace and its use in human resources planning.  See also:

Download the booklet, Lessons Learned About Testing: Ten Years of Work at the National Research Council.

Related Reports

Assessing 21st Century Skills: Summary of a Workshop  (BOTA)
2011

The routine jobs of yesterday are being replaced by technology and/or shipped off-shore. In their place, job categories that require knowledge management, abstract reasoning, and personal services... Read more


Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education  (BOTA)
2011

In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left... Read more



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