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ERIC Number: ED141395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
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The Use of Congruence between the Items in a Norm-referenced Test and the Content in Compensatory Education Curricula in the Evaluation of Achievement Gains.
Tenenbaum, Arlene Bonnie; Miller, Christine A.
In the evaluation of Project Information Packages (PIPs), a content analysis was performed to detect congruence between items in a norm-referenced test and the content in six exemplary compensatory education program curricula. Gains on congruent items were used to assess the effectiveness of the programs. Preliminary results show that the amount of congruence was too small to make strong inferences, but that gains on congruent items were slightly higher in well-implemented programs. The procedures can be easily replicated for evaluations which require that gains on norm-referenced tests be the major criteria for success. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Compensatory Education, Content Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Field Studies, Item Analysis, Learning Modules, Norm Referenced Tests, Standardized Tests, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests