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Evaluation in Education and Human Services

Policy Issues in Employment Testing

Editors: Wing, Linda C., Gifford, Bernard R. (Eds.)

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Linda C. Wing and Bernard R. Gifford How should a society committed to the ideas of individual merit, equal opportunity, and the free marketplace allocate scarce educational and employment opportunities? How can that society draw distinctions­ fairly and justifiably-among people competing against each other for the same opportunity? These are among the central questions of a democracy. How a society answers them reveals a great deal about its values and its priorities, and determines a great deal about its future course. In recent decades, we have placed the standardized pencil-and-paper test at the center of these fundamental questions about the nature of opportunity allocation in American life. In more and more areas of our lives-schools, employment, the military-we rely upon the standardized test to rank or classify people, and to assure ourselves that we have done so fairly. The papers gathered here were prepared at the invitation of the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy. (The editors of this volume were involved in the commission from its inception in 1987 until shortly after the publication of its major public report in 1990-Bernard Gifford as Chair and Linda Wing as Associate Director. 1) Each chapter focuses on an aspect of employment testing-a topic that could hardly 1 POLICY ISSUES IN EMPLOYMENT TESTING 2 be more in need of calm deliberation and reasoned discussion than it is today.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy Issues in Employment Testing
Editors
  • Linda C. Wing
  • Bernard R. Gifford
Series Title
Evaluation in Education and Human Services
Series Volume
35
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2202-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2202-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4976-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 329
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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