ERIC Number: ED455264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-26
Reference Count: N/A
Report and Recommendations to the Delaware State Board of Education for: Establishing Proficiency Levels for the Delaware Student Testing Program in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.
Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.
This document contains the results of a standard setting conducted between August 2 and August 12, 1999, on the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) Mathematics, Reading, and Writing subtests at grades 3, 5, 8, and 10. At the standard setting, judges were asked to recommend only the cut point between "Below the Standard" and "Meets the Standard" and the cut point between "Meets the Standard" and "Exceeds the Standard." The Delaware State Department of Education then used these cut points to recommend the remaining two cut points ("Distinguished" and "Well Below the Standard"). The cut points are recommended to the State Board of Education for the three domains. Once the State Board of Education approves a set of cut points for the subtests, the results will be applied to the 1999 test scores, which will then be released to students and schools. Then, students will need to achieve to the level of "Meets the Standard" to be eligible for promotion to the next grade level; and for students in grade 10, the tests will serve as eligibility criteria for a state diploma. It is possible that a "fairness" adjustment may be made since some high school students will have had the opportunity to be in a standards-based classroom for only a few years. Five appendixes contain judge-by-judge recommendations, information on the judges, a data comparison for 1998 and 1999, data disaggregations, and a survey of the standard setting participants. (Contains 14 figures and 30 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Delaware Student Testing Program