ERIC Number: ED431019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Helping Teachers Interpret Item-Level Data: The New Hampshire Statewide Assessment.
Cook, Nancy R.; Smith, Robert A.
New Hampshire has adopted a standards-based statewide assessment, the New Hampshire Educational Improvement and Assessment Program (NHEIAP), which is designed to measure students' learning against proficiency standards at grades 3, 6, and 10. Because of the difficulty teachers had in interpreting the NHEIAP results, a custom-designed software program, the NHEIAP Data Interpreter, was developed to be a user-friendly, transparent means of examining district- or building-level groups of students. The NHEIAP Data Interpreter is a Windows program that displays the data for various groups in raw form or in frequency charts. The power of the program is in the subtlety with which it can select and compare groups of students, allowing educators to focus on the meaning of the data. Copies of the program on CD-ROM are available from the paper's authors. A sample NHEIAP mathematics problem is attached. (Contains six tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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