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Letter Report to the U.S. Department of Education on the Race to the Top Fund (2009)

Chapter: Attachment C: Selected Reports of the Board on Testing and Assessment

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Suggested Citation:"Attachment C: Selected Reports of the Board on Testing and Assessment." National Research Council. 2009. Letter Report to the U.S. Department of Education on the Race to the Top Fund. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12780.
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Comments on Race to the Top Proposal Attachment C: Selected Reports of the Board on Testing and Assessment NOTE: All of the reports listed here were or will be published by the National Academies Press. Assessing Accomplished Teaching: Advanced-Level Certification Programs (2008) Assessment in Support of Instruction and Learning: Bridging the Gap Between Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment (2003) Educating One and All: Students with Disabilities and Standards-Based Reform (1997) Embedding Questions: The Pursuit of a Common Measure in Uncommon Tests (1999) Evaluation of the Voluntary National Tests: Year 1 and Year 2 (1999) Getting Value Out of Value-Added: Report of a Workshop (forthcoming, 2009) Grading the Nation’s Report Card: Evaluating NAEP and Transforming the Assessment of Educational Progress (1999) High Stakes: Testing for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation (1999) Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education (forthcoming, 2010) Keeping Score for All: The Effects of Inclusion and Accommodation Policies on Large-Scale Educational Assessment (2004) Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment (2001) Lessons Learned About Testing: Ten Years of Work at the National Research Council (no date) Measuring High School Graduation and Dropout Rates: Next Steps for Research and Policy (forthcoming, 2010) Measuring Literacy: Performance Levels for Adults (2005) Myths and Tradeoffs: The Role of Tests in Undergraduate Admissions (1999) NAEP Reporting Practices: Investigating District-Level and Market-Basked Reporting (2001) Systems for State Science Assessment (2005) Testing, Teaching, and Learning: A Guide for States and School Districts (1999) Testing Teacher Candidates: The Role of Licensure Tests in Improving Teacher Quality (2001) Uncommon Measures: Equivalence and Linkage Among Educational Tests (1999) Understanding Dropouts: Statistics, Strategies, and High-Stakes Testing (2001) 17

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This report examines the Race to the Top initiative--a $4.35 billion grant program included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to encourage state-level education reforms. The report strongly supports rigorous evaluations of programs funded by the Race to the Top initiative. The initiative should support research based on data that links student test scores with their teachers, but should not prematurely promote the use of value-added approaches, which evaluate teachers based on gains in their students' performance, to reward or punish teachers. The report also cautions against using the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federal assessment that helps measure overall U.S. progress in education, to evaluate programs funded by the Race to the Top initiative.

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