ERIC Number: ED104896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The National Test-Equating Study in Reading (The Anchor Test Study). National Council on Measurement in Education, Vol. 4, No. 4, Summer 1973.
Jaeger, Richard M.
The Anchor Test Study provides a means for translating a pupil's score on any one of seven widely used standardized reading tests to a corresponding score on any of the other tests for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. In addition, the study provides new estimates of alternate form reliability for each of the seven tests, provides estimates of the intercorrelations among the tests, and explores empirically, some methodological questions in test-equating. The tests used are: California Achievement Tests (1970); Comparative Tests of Basic Skills (1968); Iowa Test of Basic Skills (1970); Metropolitan Reading Tests (1970); Sequential Tests of Educational Progress, STEP Series II (1969); SRA Achievement Series (1970); and Stanford Reading Tests (1964). (The Gates MacGinitie (1964) was added later in the study. Ed.) This newsletter contains four major sections. In the first are the objectives of the study. In the second, the thirty-year history of discussion on the need for a test-equating study and the technical problems inherent in the equating of non-parallel tests are considered. The third section describes the planning of the Anchor Test Study and the results of a feasibility study conducted in 1969. The fourth section is a description of the design of the study and some aspects of its implementation. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Measurement Techniques, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Scores, Standardized Tests, Test Reliability, Testing, Vocabulary
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Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, East Lansing, MI.