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Title: Testing Integrity: Issues and Recommendations for Best Practice
Description: This report is part of a broader effort by the Department of Education to identify and disseminate practices and policies to assist efforts to improve the validity and reliability of assessment results. The report draws upon the opinions of experts and practitioners who responded to the Departmentís Request for Information (RFI), the comments and discussions from NCESí Testing Integrity Symposium, and, where available, policy manuals or professional standards published by State Education Agencies (SEAs) and professional associations.

The report focuses on four areas related to testing integrity: (1) the prevention of irregularities in academic testing; (2) the detection and analysis of testing irregularities; (3) the response to an investigation of alleged and/or actual misconduct; and (4) testing integrity practices for technology-based assessments.

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Cover Date: February 2013
Web Release: February 12, 2013
Publication #: NCES 2013454
Center/Program: NCES
Associated Centers: IES
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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