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Consequences of Assessment: What Is the Evidence?: William A. Mehrens

This chapter1 addresses what I believe to be an important question: What evidence do we

have regarding the consequences of assessment? As most readers probably know, I am

not a fan of the term consequential validity. However, I am interested in the consequences

of assessment. I have heard speeches and read articles on the topic and concluded that,

although not enough evidence was available, it would be worthwhile to review the

available evidence more thoroughly.