ERIC Number: ED231878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
To fulfill its mandate and its potential the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) must be a multi-content annual assessment of priority learning areas. This report describes a procedure under which measures of attainment can be charted over time in a broad range of skill domains, on item-invariant item response theory scales, using data gathered in highly efficient multiple-matrix sampling designs. A new sampling design is proposed that would allow annual reporting in the priority learning areas and would greatly increase the precision of the estimates made from NAEP data. The design calls for retention of many of the central features of the current design, thus maintaining comparability, but proposes two major innovations: substantial increases in the number of pupils tested, and use of a method of sampling known as "rotation sampling." Specific proposals for strengthening NAEP's linkages with state and local assessments to enhance their ability to improve education are presented in three major categories: structures and staff, assessment activities, and supplementary activities. Primary type of information provided by report: Program Description (Operating Policies); Procedures (Conceptual). (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Note: Recommendations for redesign of NAEP.