ERIC Number: ED334201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using the Partial Credit Model To Analyze Performance Assessments.
Masters, Geofferey N.
The way in which the partial credit model is being used in one large education system to analyze performance on standard assessment tasks undertaken by all students in their final year of high school is described. The assessment tasks include investigative projects, laboratory tasks, worked problems, drawings and studio work, essays, and paper-and-pencil tests. The initial assessments teachers make using shared assessment criteria and ten performance levels for each task are verified by procedures that involve meetings of teachers, the sampling and checking of student work from each school, and visits to schools to discuss grade allocation where necessary. The partial credit model will be used to assist in the definition and description of grade levels for each task and to monitor the ongoing application of assessment criteria. The use of the model to develop and refine assessment criteria and grade descriptions for a mathematics problem-solving and modeling task during a 2-week period is described. This new system of assessment will be introduced in the state of Victoria (Australia) in 1991-92 and will apply to over 40,000 students each year. Five tables and three figures are included. The Student Booklet of the Victorian Certificate of Education 1990 Pilot Program, Mathematics, is provided. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Victoria); Partial Credit Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).