ERIC Number: ED092601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Anchor Test Study. Final Report. Project Report.
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G.
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of alternate form reliability for each test, provides estimates of the intercorrelations among the tests, and explores empirically some methodological questions in test-equating. Contained in the Project Report is descriptive information about the Anchor Test Study (ATS), administration and processing, the sample design for ATS, methodology including restandardization and equating phases, results, recommendations, and appendices. The tests used in the study are: California Achievement Tests (1970), Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (1968), Iowa Test of Basic Skills (1971), Metropolitan Achievement Tests (1970), Sequential Tests of Educational Progress (1969), SRA Achievement Series (1971), and Stanford Achievement Tests (1964). Equating and norming data on the eighth test in the Study, the Gates MacGinitie (1964), are included in volumes 31, 32, and 33 of the Anchor Test Study. (RC)
Descriptors: Administration, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Data Collection, Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Measurement Techniques, Norms, Raw Scores, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Research Design, Sampling, Social Differences, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Metropolitan Achievement Tests; California Achievement Tests; Sequential Tests of Educational Progress; SRA Achievement Series; Stanford Achievement Tests