ERIC Number: ED459184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
MCAS Technical Report, 1999. Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This manual documents the technical aspects of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). In May 1999, Massachusetts public school students in grades 4, 8, and 10 participated in the second annual administration of the MCAS tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science & Technology. This report provides information about the technical quality of these assessments. It includes a description of the processes used to develop, administer, and score the tests and to analyze test results. The report may be used by educated laypersons, but the intended audience is experts in psychometrics and educational research. The report assumes working knowledge of measurement concepts such as reliability and validity and statistical concepts such as correlation and central tendency. The report contains these sections: (1) "Assessment Development"; (2) "Test Administration"; (3) "Development and Reporting of Scores"; (4) "Technical Characteristics"; and (5) "References." (Contains 6 figures 56 tables, and 26 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System