ERIC Number: ED327575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-21
Reference Count: 0
The Prediction of State Student Assessment Test Scores from Scores on the Districts' Standardized Norm-Referenced Tests.
Beard, Jacob G.; And Others
A study was conducted to examine the feasibility of using scores on the districts' standardized norm-referenced tests (NRTs) to predict performance on Florida's State Student Assessment Tests (SSAT) at grades 3, 5, and 8, and on the SSAT-I and SSAT-II given in grade 10. Specific questions about the use of district scores were addressed in a study of three districts involving 3,043 students in grade 3, 3,048 students in grade 5, 3,018 students in grade 8, and 2,046 students in grade 10. Findings indicate that students' scores from NRTs could be used to exempt students from the SSAT, the SSAT-I, and the SSAT-II. The NRT scores identified approximately 75% of students whose SSAT performance was unsatisfactory. The effectiveness of different NRTs used by the districts was similar, although different cutoff points were necessary and the results varied across grade level. Ten tables contain data from the study. An appendix provides a 15-page table of test scores and 15 scatterplots of the relationships between tests. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 10, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 8, Norm Referenced Tests, Predictive Measurement, School Districts, Scores, Secondary School Students, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Assessment, Testing, and Evaluation Section.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Florida State Student Assessment Test