ERIC Number: ED461666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-11
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), 1997. Technical Report.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.; CTB / McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA.; Measurement Inc., Durham, NC.
Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) assessments are criterion-referenced performance tests designed, developed, and implemented by the Maryland State Department of Education in collaboration with classroom teachers and other Maryland educators. MSPAP is the major strategy for implementing Maryland's educational reform initiative. It provides information relevant to assessing school performance and guiding school improvement plans and activities. The primary focus of the information from the MSPAP is schools, although information about individual students is available. In June and July 1997, approximately 170,000 student answer books were scored. This technical report contains information about: (1) MSPAP test forms (clusters) and test groups; (2) test development; (3) scoring; (4) special issues related to mathematics, algorithmic scoring, and student participation in MSPAP; (5) scaling and equating; (6) validity; (7) score interpretation; and (8) the MSPAP score reports. Three appendixes contain test maps, information on the number of items comprising each outcome, and scale score ratings from each MSPAP proficiency level. (Contains 29 tables and 23 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation, Reliability, Scoring, State Programs, Tables (Data), Test Construction, Test Content, Testing Programs, Validity
For full text: http://marces.org/mdarch/home.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.; CTB / McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA.; Measurement Inc., Durham, NC.