ERIC Number: ED312284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring and Improving Testing and Evaluation Innovations Project. State Level Activity. Annual Report.
Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Three papers and a sample outline of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) represent the work of the Monitoring and Improving Testing and Evaluation Innovations (MITEI) Project during 1988. The skeleton of a sample RFP outline for large-scale assessment was expanded to provide a checklist of the type of information that should be included in a RFP. The checklist presented is a guide to RFP writing. Revisions were made to two papers written by members of the joint Task Force of the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing/National Council on Measurement in Education concerning critical technical issues in large-scale assessment. The first paper, "Issues To Be Considered in the Equating Portions of Requests for Proposals for Large-Scale Assessment Programs" (Richard M. Jaeger), discusses placing multiple test forms on the same scale to make them useful for comparing performances and examining trends (test equating). The second paper, "Issues To Be Considered in the Content Validity Portions of Request for Proposals for Large-Scale Assessment Programs" (Ronald K. Hambleton), discusses the construct validity information that should be included in a RFP. The third paper, "Report on the MITEI Project Panel Given at the NCSL/ECS Meeting," reviews the November 12, 1988 meeting in Annapolis (Maryland) of the Education Staff Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Education Commission of the States (ECS). An overview of large-scale assessment programs throughout the United States is provided. Sample rating/review forms and summary sheets; the Annapolis meeting agenda; and the "Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education" are presented. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.