lit search help needed
- Subject: lit search help needed
- From: Victor Steinbok <Victor.Steinbok@VERIZON.NET>
- Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 00:49:26 -0500
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I am getting ready for a presentation and was looking for a couple of sources.
I don't know of their length, so we'd have to communicate off-list if
you happen to have one of them.
Koretz, Barron, Mitchell & Stecher (1996). The Perceived Effects of
the Kentucky Instructional Results Information System (KIRIS). RAND
Koretz, Linn, Dunbar & Shepard (1991). The effects of high-stakes
testing: Preliminary evidence about generalization across tests. In
R.L. Linn (chair), The Effects of High Stakes Testing, symposium
presented at the annual meeting of the AERA and NCME, Chicago, April
1991 (presumably, this is a bunch of unpublished papers, so are hard
This one is most important for me>>>
Koretz, Mitchell, Barron & Keith (1996). The Perceived Effects of the
Maryland School Performance Assessment Program. Center for the Study
of Evaluation, UCLA (CSE Technical Report No. 409)
Stecher & Mitchell (1995). Portfolio Driven Reform: Vermont Teachers'
Understanding of Mathematical Problem-Solving. Center for Research on
Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CSE Technical Report No.
As Daniel M. Koretz and K. Mitchell appear to be authors on three of
the four papers each, even pointer to their present location might be
Incidentally, I've also come across an odd volume from 1982:
Mitchell Lazarus, Goodbye to Excellence: A Critical Look at Minimum
Competency Testing, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
On pp. 78-79 the author discusses a "discovery" by Jerry Zacharias of
the "value" of testing.
"If the "real curriculum" is the test, then tests provide a
convenient lever for curriculum change. The tests are curricula writ
small, so that altering a handful of test questions can have an
enormously magnified effect on curricular practice, which must follow
The book appears to have been written in response to back-to-basics
movement, which, by then was in its last convulsions before the
miraculous resurrection via the Standards and Accountability fad.
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