Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. ETS Contributions to Developing Analytic Tools for Educational Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Tim Moses
      Pages 47-78 Open Access
    3. Neil J. Dorans, Gautam Puhan
      Pages 79-132 Open Access
    4. James E. Carlson, Matthias von Davier
      Pages 133-178 Open Access
    5. Henry Braun
      Pages 179-200 Open Access
  3. ETS Contributions to Education Policy and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Albert E. Beaton, John L. Barone
      Pages 233-284 Open Access
    3. Irwin Kirsch, Mary Louise Lennon, Kentaro Yamamoto, Matthias von Davier
      Pages 285-310 Open Access
    4. Samuel Ball
      Pages 341-362 Open Access
    5. Richard J. Coley, Margaret E. Goertz, Gita Z. Wilder
      Pages 363-387 Open Access
  4. ETS Contributions to Research in Scientific Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Lawrence J. Stricker
      Pages 391-412 Open Access
    3. Nathan Kogan
      Pages 413-452 Open Access
    4. Nathan Kogan, Lawrence J. Stricker, Michael Lewis, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
      Pages 453-486 Open Access
  5. ETS Contributions to Validity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Michael Kane, Brent Bridgeman
      Pages 489-552 Open Access
    3. Randy E. Bennett, Matthias von Davier
      Pages 635-687 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 689-711

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.​​

​This book describes the extensive contributions made toward the advancement of human assessment by scientists from one of the world’s leading research institutions, Educational Testing Service. The book’s four major sections detail research and development in measurement and statistics, education policy analysis and evaluation, scientific psychology, and validity. Many of the developments presented have become de-facto standards in educational and psychological measurement, including in item response theory (IRT), linking and equating, differential item functioning (DIF), and educational surveys like the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Programme of international Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress of International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). In addition to its comprehensive coverage of contributions to the theory and methodology of educational and psychological measurement and statistics, the book gives significant attention to ETS work in cognitive, personality, developmental, and social psychology, and to education policy analysis and program evaluation. The chapter authors are long-standing experts who provide broad coverage and thoughtful insights that build upon decades of experience in research and best practices for measurement, evaluation, scientific psychology, and education policy analysis. Opening with a chapter on the genesis of ETS and closing with a synthesis of the enormously diverse set of contributions made over its 70-year history, the book is a useful resource for all interested in the improvement of human assessment.


Educational Testing Service (ETS) large-scale assessment policy research NAEP program evaluation item analysis test analysis psychometrics score linking item response theory (IRT) test fairness adult literacy longitudinal studies of educational growth developmental psychology personality psychology validity theory admissions tests constructed-response human assessment open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Randy E. Bennett
    • 1
  • Matthias von Davier
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational Testing Service (ETS)PrincetonUSA
  2. 2.National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)PhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Educational Testing Service 2017
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58687-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58689-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-170X
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1718
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