ERIC Number: ED092633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Anchor Test Study Supplement. Final Report. Volume 32, Equating Tables, Grades 4, 5, and 6.
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 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. The major purpose of the Anchor Test Study Supplement is to equate the Gates MacGinitie Reading Test (1964) to the other seven tests in the Study: 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). This volume of the Supplement provides equating tables for Grades 4, 5, and 6 in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and total reading. An equipercentile equating method is used. (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, 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