Section headings: List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. A Tribute to John P. Keeves. Monitoring the Standards in Education: Why and How it Came About (T. Husen, A. Tuijnman). Monitoring and Evaluation in Different Education Systems (T.N. Postlethwaite). The Design of Indicator Systems (N. Bottani, A. Tuijnman). Toward an Empirical Taxonomy of World Education Systems (H.J. Walberg, G. Zhang, V. Daniel). Approaches to Setting and Selecting Achievement Standards (R.M. Thomas). The Validity and Reliability of Outcome Measures (R.M. Wolf). The Monitoring of Cognitive Outcomes (I. Mullis, E. Owen). The Monitoring of Affective Outcomes (J.V. Torney-Purta). The Determination of Cut Scores for Standards (E.J. Gonzalez, A.E. Beaton). Methods and Issues in Setting Performance Standards (G. Phillips). Assessment of Educational Change: A Review of Selected Threats to Validity (M.L. Bourque). International Standards for Educational Comparisons (A. Schleicher). About the Authors. Author Index. Subject Index. 10 line illus., 1 half-tone illus.