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Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Large-Scale Assessments: Lessons from Recent Research

Nov 1990

James S. Catterall

This purpose of this report is to present and substantiate some critical lessons and observations concerning (a) how the costs and benefits of large-scale assessments can be appraised, and (b) the utility of these lines of research to policy makers and educators.

Catterall, J. S. (1990). Estimating the costs and benefits of large-scale assessments: Lessons from recent research (CSE Report 319). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).