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ERIC Number: ED093904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 12
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Some New Developments and Discoveries for Evaluative Analysis.
Jaeger, Richard M.
Two relatively new tools for analysis of data compiled in evaluation studies are presented. The National Test-Equating Study in Reading, known as the Anchor Test Study, produced tables of score-correspondence between the eight reading comprehension and vocabulary tests most widely used in the United States. Two types of tables from this report should be most useful for educational evaluation studies. First are tables that show equivalent raw scores for individual pupils for each of the 28 pairs of reading comprehension and vocabulary tests. The structure of these tables is presented. A second set of equivalency tables, nearly identical in structure, shows equivalent raw-score means for schools, on each of the 28 pairs of tests. Separate tables are provided by the study for individuals and groups of pupils in grades 4-6. To illustrate the use of the Anchor Test Study results in educational evaluations, four designs are considered. A second tool considered is sampling theory, not often used to advantage in educational evaluation. For studies that involve populations exceeding 300 units of analysis, both matrix sampling and respondent sampling should be considered. References are given for further discussions of these methods. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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