Click for next page ( 214

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Below are the first 10 and last 10 pages of uncorrected machine-read text (when available) of this chapter, followed by the top 30 algorithmically extracted key phrases from the chapter as a whole.
Intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text on the opening pages of each chapter. Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages.

Do not use for reproduction, copying, pasting, or reading; exclusively for search engines.

OCR for page 213
BOARD ON TESTING AND ASSESSMENT The Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA) assists policy makers and the pub- lic by providing scientific expertise around critical issues of testing and assess- ment in education, the workplace, and the armed services. BOTA's fundamental role is to raise questions about--and provide guidance for judging--the technical qualities of tests and assessments and the intended and unintended consequences of their use. BOTA consists of experts from a range of disciplines relevant to test- ing and assessment--psychology, statistics, education, economics, law, business, anthropology, sociology, and politics--as well as practitioners with experience in test use. Among the issues BOTA considers are the uses of tests as policy tools, civil rights implications of tests, and innovative methods of assessment.

OCR for page 213