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ERIC Number: ED092631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Anchor Test Study. Final Report. Volume 30, Norms Comparisons, Conditional Error of Equating, Quality Control Results, Convergence of Equating Iterations.
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G.
The Anchor Test Study (ATS) 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 on 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 this volume of the Study are comparisons between ATS norms and test publisher norms, conditional error of equating tables, quality control results, and tables of convergence of equating iterations. Data are reported for Grades 4, 5, and 6 in reading, vocabulary, and total reading for the following seven tests: 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 ATS. Information on the assignment of tests to schools was eliminated to protect the confidentiality of the data. (RC)
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; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Metropolitan Achievement Tests; California Achievement Tests; Sequential Tests of Educational Progress; SRA Achievement Series; Stanford Achievement Tests