ERIC Number: ED418862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Systemic Reform: Seeking To Understand the Consequences. Test Item Measurement in Bridging Selected Steps Which Help in the Measurement and Monitoring of Systemic Reform.
Boone, William J.
An important component of the Bridging study involves the collection of achievement data using sets of derived test items from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), as well as new items which reflect state and national standards in science. From these test data, student achievement measures are computed, then these measures are in turn used for subsequent analyses which utilize a varied array of data types such as attitude, race, gender, and socioeconomic status. A number of important issues involving test items are discussed including the monitoring of test items, the targeting of test items, and the use of statistical methods which do not penalize students and allow flexibility with tests. Details are included on the development of the test bank and a delineation of the steps taken to optimize the development and use of the test item bank. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Systemic Educational Reform
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (71st, San Diego, CA, April 19-22, 1998).