Linking Assessments Based on Aggregate Reporting: Background and Issues

  • David Thissen
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


Over the past two decades, the use of standardized tests in the nation’s schools has increased sharply. According to a report prepared for Congress more than 10 years ago by the Office of Technology Assessment, “The rise in testing reflects a heightened demand from legislators at all levels-and their constituents-for evidence that education dollars are spent effectively.


Item Response Theory Achievement Level Mathematics Proficiency Operational Administration Population Invariance 
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