ERIC Number: ED432620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The 1996 NAEP Technical Report.
Allen, Nancy L.; Carlson, James E.; Zelenak, Christine A.
This report documents the design, administration, and data analysis procedure of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) for 1996. It indicates the technical decisions that were made and the rationale behind them. Detailed substantive findings are not presented in this report. These chapters provide technical information about the NAEP: (1) "Overview of Part I: The Design and Implementation of the 1996 NAEP" (Nancy L. Allen and Eugene G. Johnson); (2) "Developing the NAEP Objectives, Items, and Background Questions for the 1996 Assessments of Mathematics and Science" (Stephen Lazer); (3) "Sample Design" (Leslie Wallace and Keith F. Rust); (4) "Assessment Instruments" (Stephen Lazer); (5) "Field Operations and Data Collection" (Lucy M. Gray, Mark M. Waksberg, and Nancy W. Caldwell); (6) "Processing Assessment Materials" (Patrick B. Bourgeacq, Bradley Thayer, and Timothy Robinson); (7) "Professional Scoring" (Patrick B. Bourgeacq, Bradley Thayer, and Timothy Robinson); (8) "Creation of the Database, Quality Control of the Data Entry, and Creation of the Database Products" (John J. Ferris, Katharine E. Pashley, David S. Freund, and Alfred M. Rogers); (9) "Overview of Part II: The Analysis of 1996 NAEP Data" (Nancy L. Allen and James E. Carlson); (10) "Weighting Procedures and Estimation of Sampling Variance" (Eugene G. Johnson, Jiahe Qian, Leslie Wallace, and Keith F. Rust); (11) "Scaling Procedures" (Nancy L. Allen, Eugene G. Johnson, Robert J. Mislevy, and Neal Thomas); (12) "Data Analysis for the Mathematics Assessment" (Frank Jenkins, Hua-Hua Chang, and Edward Kulick); (13) "Data Analysis for the Science Assessment" (John R. Donoghue, Jinming Zhang, Steven P. Isham, Lois H. Worthington, and Ingeborg U. Novatkoski); (14) "Data Analysis for the Long-Term Trend Reading Assessment" (Jo-Lin Liang and Lois H. Worthington); (15) "Data Analysis for the Long-Term Trend Mathematics Assessment" (Jiahe Qian and Norma A. Norris); (16) "Data Analysis for the Long-Term Trend Science Assessment" (Jinming Zhang and Norma A. Norris); (17) "Data Analysis for the Long-Term Trend Writing Assessment" (Eiji Muraki and Bruce A. Kaplan); (18) "Conventions Used in Hypothesis Testing and Reporting NAEP Results" (Spencer S. Swinton, David S. Freund, and Nancy L. Allen); and (19) "Statistical Summary of the 1996 NAEP Samples" (Bruce A. Kaplan). Eleven appendixes contain supplemental information related to statistical analysis. (Contains 176 tables in the text, 106 tables in the appendixes, 26 figures, and 121 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Sample Size, Sampling, Standardized Tests, Tables (Data), Test Results
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress