Article accusing a testing company of making scoring mistakes and then covering them up. New York Times. Requires registration.
Article accusing test development companies of inadequate staffing, quality control, and poor execution. Requires registration.
Testing centers are going back to paper in some overseas regions.
Wired News: Canadian educational software developer Gerry Morgan may have found a way to assess qualities such as creativity, insight, and teamwork.
The "Nation's Report Card" since 1969, assessments have been conducted on national samples of schools periodically in major subject areas.
Television documentary focusing on the college-entrance Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).
Essays from the maker of the SAT, GRE and other well-known standardized tests.
Several dozen research reports from the maker of the SAT, GRE and other well-known tests. Reports are authored both by ETS researchers and invited critics.
Organization representing hundreds of colleges responsible for the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), the Advanced Placement (AP) program, and various equity efforts.
The new Programme for International Student Assessment of the OECD, involves dozens of countries testing their 15 year olds' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education.
The Buros Institute, publishers of The Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print, provides critical analyses of tests and testing instruments.
ISC home page, headquarters for research on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), PIRLS, and other ISC projects.
The organization responsible for the American College Test, required for admission to the public colleges in the majority of states; manages other tests and programs, too.
Essays that review news and magazine stories, from the politically conservative National Center for Policy Analysis
The BOTA was created to assist policymakers and the public on issues of testing and assessment in education, the workplace, and the armed services.
A paper by Patricia A. Dunkel, Georgia State University.
This on-line journal provides education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice.
As home schooling grows as a movement, there is increasing political pressure to legislate and control home schoolers.
A nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to preventing the misuse of standardized tests.
Organization devoted to improving the rigor and clarity of the process of standard-setting and testing. Provides standard-setting and benchmarking services to states and districts.
The primary U.S. organization of measurement researchers and practitioners involved in educational testing.
EdTrust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college.
An association of professionals with responsibilities for administering assessment programs in K-12 public educational settings. A selection of their research papers and newsletters are available on the site.
Provides education's consumers access to information and opinion independent of the education community and sympathetic to the consumer's concerns and priorities.
Assessment issue directory from ECS, an organization formed through a bipartisan interstate compact to help state officials study education issues.
Made up of elected and appointed officials; oversees the content and operation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
A comparison of the Texas TAAS test to other standards.
Site maintained by Peter Sacks, author of books and articles about standardized testing, intelligence testing and achievement testing in education and the workplace.
Personal site of Richard Phelps which reviews over the books he has written and several other resources.
Lawrence Rudner has set up a mock CAT to illustrate how they work, with many citations at the end for further reading.
Relevant resources related to NCLB, both inside ECS and from other external sources.
Description of a legal case testing whether testing unfairly discriminates against minorities.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Equity Center position paper.