Publications

NATD Surveys

  • Performance Assessment Survey 2002
  • NATD survey on district testing practices  natdsurvey2000
  • Survey of testing practices and issues 1998
  • Standardized Test Selection Practices in Public Schools 1987
  • Test Preparation Survey 1986
  • Survey on State and National Test Comparisons 1985

Annual Symposium Proceedings & Occasional Papers

NATD usually produces an Annual Proceedings that reflects the content of the annual symposium. Presenters are asked to provide a copy of their paper and presentation. One purpose of these proceedings is to disseminate important information about testing issues to practitioners in schools.

  • 2014 Symposium:Past Present Future v3  Trustworthy Test Results: Cheating in the Past, Present & Future
  • 2011 Proceedings:  Measuring Teacher Effectiveness in a Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation System: Fair, Accurate, & Legally Defensible? What Variables Belong in Your Value-Added Model?; Measuring Teacher Effectiveness; Alternative and innovative approaches for the use of growth models for school improvement
  • 2011 Breakfast Meeting and Presentation from Dr. Joe Willhoft: An Overview of the Race-to-the-Top Assessment Consortia Part 1, An Overview of the Race-to-the-Top Assessment Consortia Part 2
  • 2010 Proceedings: –   Validity Issues for Interim Benchmark Assessment Systems
  • Natd 2009 powerpoints(1): NCLB at Year Eight in the Assessment of English Language Learners: Taking Stock of Assessment and Accountability Systems.
  • 2008 Proceedings – not published
  • Natd 2007 proceedings final NCLB:Changing it, Fixing It, Living With It 
  • 2006 Proceedings: natd 2006 proceedings final  Beyond NCLB: From Measuring Status to Informing Improvement
  • 2005 Proceedings: natd 2005 proceedings1  Current Guidance for Integrity in Testing
  • 2004 Proceedings:  NATD2004 The Achievement Gap: Test Bias or School Structures
  • 2003 Proceedings:NCLB One Year Into Implementation  2003_NATD_NCME_Symposium
  • 2002 Proceedings:  NATD2002papers What Will Be the Effects on Assessment and Accountability in Local School Districts of the “No Child Left Behind Legislation”?
  • 2001 Proceedings: natd2001 Test Security in a High Stakes Environment: Myth or Reality?
  • 2000 Proceedings:   natd2000  Standards – Assessments – Instructional Improvement
    The Golden Triangle of American Education
  • 2000 NATD Testing Survey  natdtestingsurvey2000
  • 1999 Proceedings: 1999_NATD_Symposium  Issues and Trends in Inclusive Assessment Practices
  • 1998 Proceedings: natd98  Revisiting the Issue of Measuring and Reporting Student Growth in an Era of Standards Based Reform (Coming Soon)
  • 1997 Proceedings: NATD 1997 Symposium  The Rasch Tiger Ten Years Later: Using IRT Techniques To Measure Achievement In Schools
  • 1996 Proceedings: 1996 Proceedings   Current Issues in Test Administration
  • 1995 Proceedings:    1995 Proceedings  Performance Assessment in the Brave New World of Continuous Quality Improvement: Perspectives from Business, Curriculum Development & Testing
  • 1994 Proceedings:    1994 Proceedings  Guiding Principles for Performance Assessment
  • 1993 Proceedings: (Testing…Testing…) Do we know we are going? Have we been here before? The scoop from P.O.O.P.P’s; Objectifying the Subjective: Rubrics, Scoring guides, and Other Ways of Knowing
  • 1992 Proceedings: National Assessment in England and Wales; Alternative Assessments in Practice: Perspectives on Issues and Problems
  • 1991 Proceedings: symp1991 (Note, this is a scanned copy so the formatting is not perfect)  More Authentic Assessment: Theory and practice; Measurement Issues in Performance Assessment; Local, State, National and International Indicator Systems: Will we know where we are if we get there?
  • 1990 Proceedings: Issues in Large Scale Assessment Programs
  • 1989 Proceedings: Beyond the Wall Chart: Indicators and school ranking; Dog-eared Reports are the Best of the Breed: Recognizing and rewarding evaluation utilization;
  • 1989 Occasional Paper: Standardized Tests at the Pre-school Level: Do they tell us the truth about children?
  • 1988 Proceedings: Customization of a National Standardized Achievement Test;
  • 1988 Occasional Paper: Multi-layered Testing in the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 1987 Proceedings: Perspectives on Public Reporting of Test Results; Student Achievement Comparison Among States:
    Issues and status; Riding the Rasch Tiger;
  • 1987 Occasional Paper:The Testing Octopus: A tentacle for curriculum, or, How do you dance with a octopus?
  • 1987 Occasional Paper: Who’s in Charge of Testing Now? or, A system used to consolidate testing throughout a district.
  • 1986 Proceedings: Legitimate Ways to Prepare Students for Standardized Tests; Taming the Rasch Tiger: Using item response theory in practical educational measurement.
  • 1985 Proceedings: Cheating on Standardized Tests; Issues and Problems in Large City Schools;
  • 1985 Occasional Paper: Guidelines and Principles for National Test Norming Studies