ERIC Number: ED458220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Proceedings of Achievement Levels Workshop (Boulder, Colorado, August 20-22, 1997).
Bourque, Mary Lyn, Ed.
The papers presented at this symposium explore each component of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), from the development of the assessment frameworks through the reporting of assessment results. The papers are: (1) "NAEP Frameworks and Achievement Levels" (Robert A Forsyth); (2) "Assembly of Test Forms for Use in Large-Scale Educational Assessments" (Wim J. van der Linden); (3) "A Brief Introduction to Item Response Theory for Items Scored in More Than Two Categories" (David Thissen, Kathleen Billeaud, Lori McLeod, and Lauren Nelson); (4) "Some Ideas about Item Response Theory Applied to Combinations of Multiple-Choice and Open-Ended Items: Scale Scores for Patterns of Summed Scores" (Kathleen Billeaud, Kimberly Swygert, Lauren Nelson, and David Thissen); (5)"Enhancing the Validity of NAEP Assessment Level Score Reporting" (Ronald K. Hambleton); (6) "1998 Civics and Writing Level-Setting Methodologies" (ACT, Inc.); (7) "The Criticality of Consequences in Standard Setting: Six Lessons Learned the Hard Way by a Standard-Setting Abettor" (W. James Popham); and (8) "Acknowledgments and Appendices." Two appendixes list participants and present the conference agenda. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Item Response Theory, National Competency Tests, Standards, Test Construction, Validity
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress