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Ferrara, Steve; Svetina, Dubravka; Skucha, Sylvia; Davidson, Anne H. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2011
Items on test score scales located at and below the Proficient cut score define the content area knowledge and skills required to achieve proficiency. Alternately, examinees who perform at the Proficient level on a test can be expected to be able to demonstrate that they have mastered most of the knowledge and skills represented by the items at…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Mathematics Tests, Program Effectiveness, Inferences
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Wu, Margaret – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2010
In large-scale assessments, such as state-wide testing programs, national sample-based assessments, and international comparative studies, there are many steps involved in the measurement and reporting of student achievement. There are always sources of inaccuracies in each of the steps. It is of interest to identify the source and magnitude of…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Educational Assessment, Measures (Individuals), Program Effectiveness
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Ryan, Katherine – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2002
Proposes a process approach to validity that addresses assessment validation in the context of high-stakes assessment. This approach includes a test evaluator or validator who considers the perspectives of five stakeholder groups at four different stages of assessment maturity in relation to six aspects of construct validity. Illustrates each…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluators, High Stakes Tests
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Buckendahl, Chad W.; Impara, James C.; Plake, Barbara S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2002
Proposed an accountably model that addresses the challenges of allowing school districts to choose the specific strategies they use to measure student performance and evaluated this model using data from multiple sources for all school districts in Florida. Findings identify three strategies that would be useful for this type of accountability…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
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Lane, Suzanne; Stone, Clement A. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2002
Addresses issues in evaluating the consequences of assessment programs that are developed to hold schools accountable to state standards. Proposes a validation study to obtain consequential evidence for state assessment and accountability programs that includes a validity argument, propositions that follow from the validity argument, a definition…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Gains, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1983
A response, by Carlson, to the National Commission on Excellence in Education's report proposes establishment of an independent agency. This entity, in conjunction with the National Assessment of Educational Progress, would define common content domains, develop calibrated normed item banks, and develop content referenced reporting systems. (DWH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Philips, S. E. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1996
Precedents from litigation on state graduation assessments provide insight into the potential legal arguments challengers may raise with regard to mandated content and performance standards for all students. Clearly documented, fairly administered procedures that adhere to professional recommendations will be the hallmark of defensible standards.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Court Litigation, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy
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Green, Bert F. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1995
If annual performance assessments are to yield results that can be compared from year to year, many technical problems must be addressed. It is essential that tests to be equated measure the same construct. Methods of equating performance assessment scores, ways of equating system assessments, and standard setting are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Equated Scores
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Miller, M. David; Legg, Sue M. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1993
Implications of using alternative assessments for accountability in a high-stakes testing environment (using tests to make impact decisions for students, schools, or teachers) are examined. The psychometric properties of standardized alternative assessments are discussed, and the consequences of their use are considered. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Decision Making, Educational Assessment
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Mehrens, William A. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
The use of performance assessments in accountability programs is discussed. Performance assessments have the potential to measure important objectives not easily measured by multiple-choice tests. Nevertheless, they are not suitable for every purpose, and their use should not be oversold. Many psychometric issues remain to be resolved. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques
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Barber, Bonnie L.; And Others – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
State and local policies for disseminating information to parents about statewide educational assessments were studied in a survey of 41 state program directors. Two studies in Michigan examined state policies in 201 districts and the degree to which 105 parents understood test results. Implications for information dissemination are discussed.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination
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Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
Eight criteria developed by the National Forum on Assessment (Washington, DC) as guidelines for evaluating existing and proposed assessment systems at any level are listed. Criteria call for clear definitions and fair assessments to assist educators and policymakers in improving instruction. Continuous review and improvement are recommended. (SLD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Definitions, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Iverson, Grace – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
In 1982, Lansing (Michigan) Public Schools took the stance that their low Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) scores were not reflective of what their students really knew and that, with some short- and long-range planning, scores would improve dramatically. The districtwide effort is briefly described here. (BW)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Support
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Turlington, Ralph D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Testing programs enacted by the state legislature are changing and improving Florida's educational system in five areas: (1) setting standards for students; (2) making schools more accountable; (3) creating growth through competiton; (4) evaluating educational programs; and (5) assuring the competency of educators. (BS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Tests, Competency Based Education, Competition
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Tirozzi, Gerald N.; And Others – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Three statewide assessment programs in Connecticut developed in response to the State Board of Education's goals and objectives are described. These include: (1) the Connecticut Assessment of Educational Progress; (2) the Educational Evaluation and Remedial Assessment Program; and (3) the Connecticut Mastery Testing Program.
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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