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Bandalos, Deborah L.; Kopp, Jason P. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
In this article, we discuss the importance of measurement literacy and some issues encountered in teaching introductory measurement courses. We present results from a survey of introductory measurement instructors, including information about the topics included in such courses and the amount of time spent on each. Topics that were included by the…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Motivation Techniques, Item Analysis, Test Theory
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Llosa, Lorena – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2008
Using an argument-based approach to validation, this study examines the quality of teacher judgments in the context of a standards-based classroom assessment of English proficiency. Using Bachman's (2005) assessment use argument (AUA) as a framework for the investigation, this paper first articulates the claims, warrants, rebuttals, and backing…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Validity, Scoring
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Cizek, Gregory J.; Bunch, Michael B.; Koons, Heather – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2004
This module describes some common standard-setting procedures used to derive performance levels for achievement tests in education, licensure, and certification. Upon completing the module, readers will be able to: describe what standard setting is; understand why standard setting is necessary; recognize some of the purposes of standard setting;…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standard Setting, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
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Lukin, Leslie E.; Bandalos, Deborah L.; Eckhout, Teresa J.; Mickelson, Kristine – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2004
When STARS reform efforts were launched in 2000, teacher training in assessment was seen as crucial to the success of the program. The STARS reform efforts focus on both supporting the implementation of quality classroom assessment practices and implementing a district-based accountability system. The training programs described in this article…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies
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Frisbie, David A.; Waltman, Kristie K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
This paper assists teachers in developing grading practices that communicate students' achievements to their parents effectively and fairly. A teacher's personal grading philosophy must be considered in developing a personal plan. Procedural steps in establishing a plan are outlined, and the features of several common methods are compared. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
This quiz and its explanations are designed to help teachers and counselors assist students in deciding the meaning of their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the American College Test. (BW)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High Schools, Scores, Test Coaching