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  • Achieve - Organization devoted to improving the rigor and clarity of the process of standard-setting and testing. Provides standard-setting and benchmarking services to states and districts.
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  • ACT, Inc. - The organization responsible for the American College Test, required for admission to the public colleges in the majority of states; manages other tests and programs, too.
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  • Buros Institute - The Buros Institute, publishers of The Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print, provides critical analyses of tests and testing instruments.
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  • The College Board - Organization representing hundreds of colleges responsible for the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), the Advanced Placement (AP) program, and various equity efforts.
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  • Education Consumers Clearinghouse - Provides education's consumers access to information and opinion independent of the education community and sympathetic to the consumer's concerns and priorities.
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  • The Education Trust - EdTrust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college.
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  • ETS on the Issues - Essays from the maker of the SAT, GRE and other well-known standardized tests.
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  • ETS: Policy Information Reports - Several dozen research reports from the maker of the SAT, GRE and other well-known tests. Reports are authored both by ETS researchers and invited critics.
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  • Frontline: Secrets of the SAT - Television documentary focusing on the college-entrance Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).
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  • National Assessment Governing Board - Made up of elected and appointed officials; oversees the content and operation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
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  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress - The "Nation's Report Card" since 1969, assessments have been conducted on national samples of schools periodically in major subject areas.
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  • National Association of Test Directors - An association of professionals with responsibilities for administering assessment programs in K-12 public educational settings. A selection of their research papers and newsletters are available on the site.
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  • National Center for Fair and Open Testing - A nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to preventing the misuse of standardized tests.
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  • National Council on Measurement in Education - The primary U.S. organization of measurement researchers and practitioners involved in educational testing.
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  • OECD PISA Online - The new Programme for International Student Assessment of the OECD, involves dozens of countries testing their 15 year olds' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education.
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  • An On-line, Interactive, Computer Adaptive Testing Tutorial - Lawrence Rudner has set up a mock CAT to illustrate how they work, with many citations at the end for further reading.
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  • Peter Sacks - Site maintained by Peter Sacks, author of books and articles about standardized testing, intelligence testing and achievement testing in education and the workplace.
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  • Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation - This on-line journal provides education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice.
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  • Richard Phelps - Personal site of Richard Phelps which reviews over the books he has written and several other resources.
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  • Right Answer, Wrong Score: Test Flaws Take Toll - Article accusing test development companies of inadequate staffing, quality control, and poor execution. Requires registration.
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  • TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College - Home of the TIMSS: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and PIRLS: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.
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  • When a Test Fails the Schools, Careers and Reputations Suffer - Article accusing a testing company of making scoring mistakes and then covering them up. New York Times. Requires registration. (May 21, 2001)
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  • The Evils of Mandatory Testing - As home schooling grows as a movement, there is increasing political pressure to legislate and control home schoolers. (May 06, 2001)
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  • GI Forum, et al. v. Texas: Psychometric Evidence - Description of a legal case testing whether testing unfairly discriminates against minorities. [PDF] (November 01, 1999)
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  • Considerations in Developing and Using Computer-Adaptive Tests to Assess Second Language Proficiency - A paper by Patricia A. Dunkel, Georgia State University. (October 01, 1999)
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