ERIC Number: ED403325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Joint Conference on Standard Setting for Large-Scale Assessments (Washington, D.C., October 5-7, 1994). Executive Summary, Volume I.
Crocker, Linda; Zieky, Michael
The National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics sponsored a Joint Conference on Standard Setting for Large-Scale Assessments to provide a forum for technical and policy issues relevant to setting standards at local, state, and national levels. This executive summary conveys the essence of the conference by combining its information into major themes rather than merely providing abstracts of the papers. Renowned educators were invited to present papers on issues within historical, theoretical, methodological, application, or policy perspectives. The six major themes identified in their presentations were: (1) multiple meanings and uses of standards; (2) methods of setting standards; (3) new directions and technical issues in setting standards; (4) fairness and validity in setting standards; (5) problems and controversies; and (6) areas of agreement in setting and using standards. The conference did not result in professional consensus on how standards ought to be set for large-scale assessments, but it did bring together many of the people most active in the field of standard setting, and it did promote an understanding of the multifacted issues involved in standard setting. Abstracts of 19 papers are attached. (Contains four references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bias, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Research Methodology, Standard Setting, Standards, Test Use, Testing Programs, Validity
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.