Testing in our schools proceedings of the NIE Invitational Conference on Test Use by NIE Invitational Conference on Test Use (1980 Washington, D.C.)

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Institute of Education in Washington, D.C .

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Statementedited by Lawrence M. Rudner.
ContributionsRudner, Lawrence M., National Institute of Education (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsLB1131 .N785 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 105 p. ;
Number of Pages105
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Open LibraryOL2818232M
LC Control Number83603154

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