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Achieve
Organization devoted to improving the rigor and clarity of the process of standard-setting and testing. Provides standard-setting and benchmarking services to states and districts.
http://www.achieve.org/

An On-line, Interactive, Computer Adaptive Testing Tutorial
Lawrence Rudner has set up a mock CAT to illustrate how they work, with many citations at the end for further reading.
http://edres.org/scripts/cat/catdemo.htm

ETS: Policy Information Reports
Several dozen research reports from the maker of the SAT, GRE and other well-known tests. Reports are authored both by ETS researchers and invited critics.
http://www.ets.org/research/pic/pir.html

Frontline: Secrets of the SAT
Television documentary focusing on the college-entrance Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/sats/

GI Forum, et al. v. Texas: Psychometric Evidence
Description of a legal case testing whether testing unfairly discriminates against minorities.
http://marces.org/mdarch/pdf/1000024.pdf

National Association of Test Directors
An association of professionals with responsibilities for administering assessment programs in K-12 public educational settings. A selection of their research papers and newsletters are available on the site.
http://nationalassociationoftestdirectors.org/

National Center for Fair and Open Testing
A nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to preventing the misuse of standardized tests.
http://www.fairtest.org/

National Council on Measurement in Education
The primary U.S. organization of measurement researchers and practitioners involved in educational testing.
http://www.ncme.org/

OECD PISA Online
The new Programme for International Student Assessment of the OECD, involves dozens of countries testing their 15 year olds' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education.
http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

Richard Phelps
Personal site of Richard Phelps which reviews over the books he has written and several other resources.
http://richardphelps.net/

Right Answer, Wrong Score: Test Flaws Take Toll
Article accusing test development companies of inadequate staffing, quality control, and poor execution. Requires registration.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/20/business/20EXAM.html

TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College
Home of the TIMSS: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and PIRLS: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.
http://timss.bc.edu/

The Education Trust
EdTrust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college.
http://www.edtrust.org/

The Evils of Mandatory Testing
As home schooling grows as a movement, there is increasing political pressure to legislate and control home schoolers.
http://www.lessontutor.com/dw1.html

When a Test Fails the Schools, Careers and Reputations Suffer
Article accusing a testing company of making scoring mistakes and then covering them up. New York Times. Requires registration.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/21/business/21EXAM.html?pagewanted=all