ERIC Number: ED219397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-21
Reference Count: 0
Issues in the Development of an Individually-Administered Achievement Test.
Bligh, Harold F.; And Others
Basic Achievement Skills Individual Screener (BASIS) was designed by the Psychological Corporation to yield criterion-referenced information as well as normative scores. The constraints imposed by this dual purpose were increased by the requirements inherent in an individually-administered format and the short testing time consistent with test use as a screener. Assessment of reading comprehension was determined to be the most valid and valuable aspect of reading to measure. The BASIS reading test employs a modified cloze technique. The mathematics portion was designed to be a quick screener yielding criterion- and norm-referenced information. The Writing Exercise is an optional subtest of BASIS still in the early stages of development. The Rasch model was used for data analysis because the BASIS tryout provided an opportunity to evaluate it using a small sample and a small number of items. Vertical equating would place all items and persons on a common scale. It would provide a method of validating grade placement of objectives being measured. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Basic Achievement Skills Individual Screener; Psychological Corporation; Rasch Model
Note: Papers presented at the joint Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).