ERIC Number: ED406453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Technical Report of NAEP's 1990 Trial State Assessment Program.
Koffler, Stephen L.; And Others
This report documents the design and data analysis procedures of the Trial State Assessment Program of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Today the NAEP is the only survey using advanced plausible values methodology that uses a multiple imputation procedure in a psychometric context. The 1990 Trial State Assessment collected information on the mathematics knowledge, skills, understanding, and attitudes of a representative sample of more than 100,000 eighth graders in public schools in 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 territories. Following a Foreword by Gary W. Phillips, this report includes the following chapters: (1) "Overview: The Design, Implementation, and Analysis of the Trial State Assessment Program" (Eugene G. Johnson and Stephen L. Koffler); (2) "Developing the Objectives, Cognitive Items, Background Questions, and Assessment Instruments" (Stephen L. Koffler); (3) "Sample Design and Collection" (Jim Bethel, Keith Rust, and Jacqueline Severynse); (4) "State and School Cooperation" (Nancy Caldwell); (5) "Field Administration" (Nancy Caldwell); (6) "Processing Assessment Materials" (Dianne Smrdel, Lavonne Mohn, Linda Reynolds, and Brad Thayer); (7) "Creation of the Database and Evaluation of the Quality Control of Data Entry" (John J. Ferris, David S. Freund, and Alfred M. Rogers); (8) "Weighting Procedures and Variance Estimation" (Jim Behtel, Keith Rust, and Jacqueline Severynse); (9) "Theoretical Background and Philosophy of NAEP Scaling Procedures" (Eugene G. Johnson and Robert J. Mislevy); (10) "Data Analysis and Scaling" (John Mazzeo); and (11) "Conventions Used in Reporting the Results" (John Mazzeo). Six appendixes present further detail about test construction, reporting subgroups, and the anchoring process. (Contains 32 tables and 28 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Testing, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, National Surveys, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Sampling, Scaling, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Test Construction, Testing Programs
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress