1st Edition

The History of Educational Measurement Key Advancements in Theory, Policy, and Practice

Edited By Brian E. Clauser, Michael B. Bunch Copyright 2022
    398 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    398 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The History of Educational Measurement collects essays on the most important topics in educational testing, measurement, and psychometrics. Authored by the field’s top scholars, this book offers unique historical viewpoints, from origins to modern applications, of formal testing programs and mental measurement theories. Topics as varied as large-scale testing, validity, item-response theory, federal involvement, and notable assessment controversies complete a survey of the field’s greatest challenges and most important achievements. Graduate students, researchers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders will find this volume relevant for years to come.


    Part 1 Testing Movements

    Chapter 1: Early Efforts

    Luz Bay and Terry Ackerman

    Chapter 2:

    Development and Evolution of the SAT and ACT

    Michelle Croft and Jonathan J. Beard

    Chapter 3

    The History of Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Testing

    Kurt F. Geisinger

    Chapter 4

    The Role of the Federal Government in Shaping Educational Testing Policy and Practice

    Michael B. Bunch

    Chapter 5

    Historical Milestones in the Assessment of English Learners

    Jamal Abedi and Cecilia Sanchez

    Chapter 6

    Evolving Notions of Fairness in Testing in the United States

    Stephen G. Sireci and Jennifer Randall

    Chapter 7

    A Century of Testing Controversies

    Rebecca Zwick

    Part II Measurement Theory and Practice

    Chapter 8

    A History of Classical Test Theory

    Brian E. Clauser

    Chapter 9

    The Evolution of the Concept of Validity

    Michael Kane and Brent Bridgeman

    Chapter 10

    Generalizability Theory

    Robert L. Brennan

    Chapter 11

    Item Response Theory: A Historicaal Perspective and Brief Introduction to Applications

    Richard M. Luecht and Ronald K. Hambleton

    Chapter 12

    A History of Scaling and its Relationship to Measurement

    Derek C. Briggs

    Chapter 13

    A History of Bayesian Inference in Educational Measurement

    Roy Levy and Robert J. Mislevy

    Chapter 13

    History of Test Equating Methods and Practices Through 1985

    Michael J. Kolen

    Chapter 14

    A History of Rasch Measurement Theory

    George Engelhard, Jr. and Stefanie A. Wind


    Brian E. Clauser is Vice President of the Center for Advancement Assessment at the National Board of Medical Examiners, USA. He is Member of the Board of Editors for Applied Measurement in Education and Journal of Educational Measurement.

    Michael B. Bunch is Senior Advisor to Measurement Incorporated, USA, having served the company as Vice President and Senior Vice President of Research and Development since 1982.