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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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Lane, Suzanne; Parke, Carol S.; Stone, Clement A. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1998
Provides a general framework for examining the consequences of assessment programs, especially statewide programs that intend to improve student learning by holding schools accountable. The framework is intended for use with programs using performance-based tasks but can be used with programs using traditional item formats as well. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Based Assessment
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Lane, Suzanne – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1991
Cognitive psychologists and measurement specialists have identified several methods for assessing students' knowledge structures. Applications of the Concept Structure Analysis Technique and MicroCAM (a computer-aided method) are described. Other research into schema knowledge is noted. These assessment procedures provide information about student…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Tests, Computer Assisted Testing