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High stakes : testing for tracking, promotion, and graduation / Jay P. Heubert and Robert M. Hauser, editors ; Committee on Appropriate Test Use.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06280-2 (pbk.)

1. Educational tests and measurements—United States. 2. Educational accountability—United States. 3. Education and state—United States. I. Heubert, Jay Philip. II. Hauser, Robert Mason. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Appropriate Test Use.

LB3051 .H475 1999

371.26′0973—dc21 98-40215

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