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Crocker, Linda – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2002
Introduces the articles of this theme issue focusing on the involvement of key stakeholder groups in the validation of large-scale high-stakes assessments. Each makes a unique but complementary contribution to the understanding of the demands of a comprehensive validation effort. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Stakeholders
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Pellegrino, James W. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2000
Takes issue with support of the standard setting process of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) advanced by critics of the evaluation of the standard setting process by the National Academy of Sciences and asserts that the achievement level descriptions developed for the NAEP no longer adhere to policy statements defining the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Standard Setting (Scoring)
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Hambleton, Ronald K.; Brennan, Robert L.; Brown, William; Dodd, Barbara; Forsyth, Robert A.; Mehrens, William A.; Nellhaus, Jeff; Reckase, Mark; Rindone, Douglas; van der Linden, Wim J.; Zwick, Rebecca – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2000
Responds to a negative evaluation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and asserts that a review of the evidence for the NAEP performance standards indicates that there is support for the current approach to NAEP standard setting. Considers the scholarship of the NAS evaluation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Standard Setting (Scoring)