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ERIC Number: ED262097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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National Assessment of Educational Progress: An Update of the Data Collection Process.
Goodison, Jules
Since 1969 the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has conducted annual assessments to determine, in the language of the current legislation, "the performance of children and young adults in the basic skills of reading, mathematics and communications" and to "report data periodically on changes in the knowledge and skills of such students over a period of time." Since 1983, when Educational Testing Service (ETS) received the grant to administer NAEP, some important changes have been made in the original NAEP design to increase its utility, including: (1) sampling by grade as well as age, thereby allowing schools and states to compare NAEP data with their own grade samples; and (2) Balanced Incomplete Block (BIP) spiralling. Sampling became more efficient in BIP spiralling, since particular blocks of exercises were given to fewer students within a school, but were administered in more schools. Computation of correlation coefficients between all exercises was made possible in that each pair of blocks received a response. Individual items were still reported, and correlations were estimated from comparatively small samples. Diagrams of the spiralling process and tables depicting school cooperation and student participation accompany the text. (LMO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress