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The Resource Using the results of a national assessment of educational achievement, Thomas Kellaghan, Vincent Greaney, Scott Murray, (electronic book)

Using the results of a national assessment of educational achievement, Thomas Kellaghan, Vincent Greaney, Scott Murray, (electronic book)

Label
Using the results of a national assessment of educational achievement
Title
Using the results of a national assessment of educational achievement
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Kellaghan, Vincent Greaney, Scott Murray
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than years of schooling, it is learning, or the acquisition of cognitive skills, that improves individual productivity and earnings, with gains for aggregate income in the economy. It has been shown, for example, that a one standard deviation increase in student scores on international assessments of literacy and mathematics competencies is associated with a two percent increase in annual growth rates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. Measuring student learning outcomes is increasingly recognized as necessary, not only for monitoring a school system's success but also for improving education quality. Student achievement information can be used to inform a wide variety of education policies, including the design and implementation of programs to improve teaching and learning in classrooms, the identification of lagging students so that they can get the support they need, and the provision of appropriate technical assistance and training to low-performing teachers and schools. The use of assessment results in order to improve student learning is a critical challenge for developing countries. Few of these countries measure student learning levels on a regular basis or in a systematic manner, and those that do tend not to use the results to inform their education policies. Yet better education policies have the potential to promote significant increases in cognitive skills. If developing countries are truly to achieve education for all, they will need assistance both with measuring their student learning levels and with finding ways to translate this information into effective education policies and practices. This book will be a valuable support to those efforts. It brings together, for the first time, much of the existing research on what actually works in translating data from national assessments into actionable information and how to bring together stakeholders in conversations about this information in ways that will improve education quality and student learning. The book seeks to maximize an appreciation for the value of national data on student learning and to assist countries in fully exploiting the information that their assessments yield
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Kellaghan, Thomas
Dewey number
371.26/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3051
LC item number
.K189 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Greaney, Vincent
  • Murray, T. Scott
Series statement
National assessments of educational achievement
Series volume
5
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  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Achievement tests
  • Education and state
Label
Using the results of a national assessment of educational achievement, Thomas Kellaghan, Vincent Greaney, Scott Murray, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10328947
Dimensions
26 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 167 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821379660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Using the results of a national assessment of educational achievement, Thomas Kellaghan, Vincent Greaney, Scott Murray, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10328947
Dimensions
26 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 167 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821379660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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