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Briefing Date:06/10/1998
Topic:Equivalency and Linkage of Educational Tests: Interim Report

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Board on Testing and Assessment
Committee on Equivalency and Linkage of Educational Tests

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, June 10, 1998
2261 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 4:30 p.m.
and

Thursday, June 11, 1998
509 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.

on

Equivalency and Linkage of Educational Tests: Interim Report

In the wake of last year's debate over voluntary national educational testing, Congress requested (PL 105-78) a series of National Research Council reports related to the testing of elementary and high school students. This first interim report entitled, Equivalency and Linkage of Educational Tests: Interim Report, examines whether it is technically feasible to link the results of commercial and state tests to a common scale that would allow the comparison of individual scores from different tests, and individual scores against national and international benchmarks.

Briefings on this report for Members of Congress and/or congressional staff were held on June 10-11, 1998. The report was publicly released on June 12, 1998 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

Further briefings for Congress were held on July 14, 16, & 17, 1998.

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