Devil is in the details: evidence from the GED on the role of examination system details in determining who passes
Corporate Name: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (U.S.)
Publisher: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Published At: Cambridge, MA
Date Published: 2000
Distributor: World Education
Source Address: 44 Farnsworth Street
Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02210
Phone: (617) 482-9485
Material Type: Instructional Material
Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: 27 p
Subjects: High School Equivalency Programs; Educational Assessment
The paper uses data from the General Educational Development (GED) certificate examination system to illustrate that the details of examination systems have marked impacts not only on the number of test takers who obtain the desired credential, but also on the racial/ethnic composition of passers.
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