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Measuring Achievement: What Does It Mean to Test for Robust Understanding?

Publisher: Educational Testing Service  

What does it mean to test for what students really know? This presentation discusses the teaching-the-test literature, providing examples of not only what students cannot do when they have been prepared for a specific format but also some examples from performance assessments illustrating how teaching-the-test problems have been addressed. On the other side, examples of ETS research on test bias are also provided, and these contradictions are considered.