ERIC Number: ED450144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Student Performance Standards on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: Affirmation and Improvements. A Study Initiated To Examine a Decade of Achievement Level Setting on NAEP.
Bourque, Mary Lyn, Ed.; Byrd, Sheila, Ed.
The articles in this report were prepared to help the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) examine and clarify its public policy positions and its operational procedures in the area of standard setting for the future of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). They examine evaluations of the NAGB achievement levels setting process and the ways the NAEP has been perceived by its audiences. Commercial and state standard setting processes are discussed, and some alternative models for developing achievement levels are reviewed. The articles are: (1) "Executive Summary" (Sheila Byrd); (2) "Reporting NAEP by Achievement Levels: An Analysis of Policy and External Reviews" (William Brown); (3) "A Survey and Evaluation of Recently Developed Procedures for Setting Standards on Educational Tests" (Mark D. Reckase); (4) "A Description of the Standard-Setting Procedures Used by Three Standardized Achievement Test Publishers" (Robert A. Forsyth); (5) "States with NAEP-Like Performance Standards" (Jeffrey M. Nelhaus); (6) "Newspaper Coverage of NAEP Results, 1990 to 1998" (Ronald K. Hambleton, Kevin Meara); (7) "Looking at Achievement Levels" (W. James Popham); (8) "What NAEP's Publics Have To Say" (Claudia Simmons and Munira Mwalimu); (9) "Conclusions and Recommendations" (Sheila Byrd); and (10) "Acknowledgments and Appendixes." Each article contains references. (Contains 30 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Standards, Tables (Data), Test Construction, Test Interpretation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress