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Technology and Assessment : the Tale of Two Interpretations - Michael Russell (Boston College, USA)

Technology and Assessment

the Tale of Two Interpretations

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2006
ISBN: 9781593110390
Number Of Pages: 260

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Together, the words technology and assessment have different meaning for different people. Those who work with educational or instructional technology take these words to mean assessing the impacts of technology on teaching and learning. Test developers and psychometricians, however, consider ways in which computer-based technologies can be used to enhance current approaches to student assessment. This book examines technology and assessment from both perspectives by examining past, current and promising methodologies and applications in both fields. The influences instructional uses of technology and the increasing reliance on testing to gauge student and school performance have on one another are also explored. The book concludes by describing an organizational structure that could bring instructional applications of technology and assessment practices into closer alignment.

The rise of technology and assessment in K-12 educationp. 1
The rise of assessment as a strategy for educational reformp. 11
The historical influence of technology, politics, and societal needs on the technology of testingp. 21
A brief history of computers, testing, and the drive for efficiencyp. 35
Computers, testing, and classroom practices : the modern day push-me pull-youp. 49
Personal computers, the Internet revolution, and testingp. 77
Disruptive applications of computer-based technologies to the technology of testingp. 99
The role of technology in educational reformp. 127
A brief history of technology in educationp. 137
Research on educational technologyp. 153
Promising approaches to assessing technologyp. 179
Bridging the gapsp. 205
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ISBN: 9781593110390
ISBN-10: 1593110391
Series: Research Methods for Educational Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54