ERIC Number: ED404371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunity-to-Learn Effects on Achievement: Analytical Aspects.
Muthen, Bengt; And Others
A set of methods is proposed for the analysis of opportunity to learn (OTL) in relation to achievement in large-scale educational assessments. The focus is on how to assess the effect of OTL on performance while taking prior performance and other background factors into account. The methods are illustrated with mathematics data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and from the National Education Longitudinal Study. Methods are discussed for combining OTL information, for studying the OTL sensitivity of test items, and for studying OTL effects in the context of multivariate proficiency scores as well as scores from several occasions. Implications for future large-scale educational assessments are discussed. An appendix presents input for structural equation modeling through the LISCOMP computer program. (Contains 5 figures, 13 tables, and 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress