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Table of Contents Foreword John Raisian Introduction and Overview Williamson M. Evers and Herbert J. Walberg Examinations for Educational Productivity Herbert J. Walberg Why Testing Experts Hate Testing Richard R. Phelps Early Reading Assessment Barbara R. Foorman, Jack M. Fletcher, and David J. Francis Science and Mathematics Testing: What's Right and Wrong with the NAEP and TIMSS? Stan Metzenberg Effective Teaching and the TIMSS Observational Study Alan R. Siegel Portfolio Assessment and Education Reform Brian Stecher Using Performance Assessment for Accountability Purposes William A. Mehrens Learning from Kentucky's Failed Accountability System George K. Cunningham Accountability Works in Texas Darvin M. Winick and Sandy Kress Appendix: Conference agenda Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Educational tests and measurements United States, Educational accountability United States, Teacher effectiveness United States