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Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Eduacational Assessment
considers the role of technology in transforming both the kinds of learning that should be assessed and the assessment methods used. The chapter includes examples of technological tools that illustrate new uses for assessment and highlights some issues that need to be considered as technology becomes more important in education.
Chapters 2 through 7 open with a listing of the themes used to organize the discussion that follows. Each of these chapters ends with a set of conclusions based on the findings and analysis presented under those themes.
Part IV, Chapter 8, proposes a research and development agenda for expanding the knowledge base on the integration of cognition and measurement. It also considers the avenues through which the growing knowledge base is most likely to have an impact on actual assessment practice.