Global Perspectives on Educational Testing: Examining Fairness, High-Stakes and Policy Reform Vol: 13

Keena Arbuthnot
Louisiana State University, USA


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781786354341
Published:
01 Nov 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
170 pages - 152 x 229 x 18mm
Series:
Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis
This book provides a refined definition of standardized educational test fairness that can be utilized in multiple contexts to better understand the experiences and perspectives of diverse groups of test takers. Globally, there has been a significant influx in the use of and dependence on standardized tests to foster educational improvements. Standardized testing programs such as TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), are designed to provide information about a country’s global standing in multiple academic areas, ranking individuals and/or groups relative to the performance of others. The high-stakes nature of standardized tests has increased public concern and interest in issues related to test fairness. Since standardized test performance has a profound influence on multiple aspects of educational systems, it is imperative to better understand and examine issues of fairness.
1, International Assessments and Fairness Issues 
2, The Arbuthnot Assessment Fairness Framework 
3, TAAF Framework Phase I: Country Selection 
4, TAAF Framework Phase II: Test and Subtest Performance 
5, TAAF Framework Phase III: Item-level Performance 
6, TAAF Framework Phase IV: Cultural Impact 
7, Rethinking Fairness and International Assessments
Keena Arbuthnot is Associate Professor of Education at Louisiana State University, USA. She is author of Filling in the Blanks: Understanding Standardized Testing and the Black-White Achievement Gap and has served as a consultant in the United States and internationally.

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