ERIC Number: ED229415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
What Happens When We Change the Test?--A Factor Analysis of Two Forms of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program Grade Ten Mathematics Test.
Moore, JoAnne E.
In 1980, the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) revised the instruments used to assess basic skills attainment in mathematics and reading of all students in grades 4, 7, and 10. The research summarized in this paper examined the factor structures of the 1979 and 1980 versions of the Grade 10 MEAP mathematics test. These two versions were found to be different in factor structure. In addition, a subset of the objectives which was common to the two versions was found to behave differently depending on which version of the test was used to assess it. Decisions made using each of the versions were also investigated. These decisions, using MEAP criteria, were found to be dependent upon which version of the test was used to make them. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan Educational Assessment Program; Test Content; Test Revision
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).