The History of Educational Measurement
Key Advancements in Theory, Policy, and Practice
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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
Chapter 1: Early Efforts
Luz Bay and Terry Ackerman
Development and Evolution of the SAT and ACT
Michelle Croft and Jonathan J. Beard
The History of Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Testing
Kurt F. Geisinger
The Role of the Federal Government in Shaping Educational Testing Policy and Practice
Michael B. Bunch
Historical Milestones in the Assessment of English Learners
Jamal Abedi and Cecilia Sanchez
Evolving Notions of Fairness in Testing in the United States
Stephen G. Sireci and Jennifer Randall
A Century of Testing Controversies
A History of Classical Test Theory
Brian E. Clauser
The Evolution of the Concept of Validity
Michael Kane and Brent Bridgeman
Robert L. Brennan
A History of Scaling and its Relationship to Measurement
Derek C. Briggs
A History of Bayesian Inference in Educational Measurement
Roy Levy and Robert J. Mislevy
History of Test Equating Methods and Practices Through 1985
Michael J. Kolen
A History of Rasch Measurement Theory
George Engelhard, Jr.
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.