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

ISBN 9780367415754
Published July 8, 2021 by Routledge
398 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.