ERIC Number: ED227150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Validation of the Use of the Stanford Achievement Test with U.S.V.I. Students. Virgin Islands of the United States Public School Basic Skills Assessment Survey, Technical Report No. 1.
Bliss, Leonard B.
A sample of slightly over 1500 students was drawn from even-numbered grades in public schools of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and was given the 1973 edition of the Stanford Achievement Test (in grades 2,4,6, & 8) and the Test of Academic Skills (grades 10 and 12) to assess student academic achievement in the basic skill areas of mathematics, reading, and English language. This report describes phase I of the data analysis, which involved the determination of levels of content validity and reliability of the scores obtained from these Virgin Islands students on these tests which were originally standardized on continental United States populations. The results indicate that the tests are content valid for use in Virgin Islands public schools at these grade levels and that the scores obtained are at least as reliable as those obtained using continental U.S. students during the test standardization procedures. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Sampling, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Caribbean Research Institute, College of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI 00802 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas. Caribbean Research Inst.
Identifiers: Stanford Achievement Tests; Virgin Islands
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).