What's Wrong with Inferences from Test Scores?

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Science  02 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5910, pp. 42
DOI: 10.1126/science.1168152

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Measuring Up. What Educational Testing Really Tells Us. By Daniel Koretz. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2008. 361 pp. $29.95, £22.95, €27. ISBN 9780674028050.

In this account of the complexities of educational testing written for nonspecialists, Koretz discusses what such tests can and cannot reveal and how test scores can be misunderstood and misused.