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ERIC Number: ED186438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Committee to Examine Issues Related to the Use of the Norm Referenced Model for Title I Evaluation.
Hansen, Joe B., Comp.
This report documents the activities of the technical committee formed to examine issues related to the norm-referenced model (RMC Model A) for evaluation of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I programs. Background information is provided on the committee's activities, purpose, and meetings; and the members are listed. The reports of individual subcommittees dealing with specific technical issues are presented: (1) equipercentile assumption; (2) use of norms; (3) interpolation and extrapolation; (4) separation of selection from pretest/regression effect; (5) out-of-level testing; and (6) RMC Model A2, the non-normed testing model. These committee reports comprise almost one-third of the document, and consist mainly of conclusions and recommendations, including lists of unresolved issues. Attachment 1 contains Brent Bridgeman's paper, Extrapolation and Interpolation in Model A1 Title I Evaluation; Robin Baker and Keith McNeil's Technical Committee Recommendations Regarding Testing Times in All Models; and Baker and Tom Williams' Issues Related to Interpolation. Attachment 2 contains Stephen L. Murray's Identifying and Controlling Sources of Regression Bias in Model A; a memo by Gene Glass on the regression effect; Brent Bridgeman's Practical Alternative to Model A; and Henry Scherich's A Case for Instructionally Dated Norms. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Equipercentile Assumption; Out of Level Testing; Regression Toward the Mean; RMC Models; Technical Assistance Centers