ERIC Number: ED403326
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). Proceedings, Volume II.
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. Volume I contains an executive summary of the conference and synopses of the conference papers. This volume comprises the papers prepared for the conference and summaries of the plenary sessions and small breakout sessions. Educators were invited to present papers on issues within historical, theoretical, methodological, application, or policy perspectives. The 19 invited papers explore 6 major themes identified by the authors of the executive summary. These are: (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. While the conference did not result in consensus on how standards ought to be set for large scale assessments, it did bring together many experts in the field, and it did promote an understanding of the multifaceted issues involved in standard setting. Each paper contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Standard Setting, Standards, Statistical Bias, Test Use, Testing Problems, Validity
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: 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.