ERIC Number: ED478427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Optimizing State NAEP: Issues and Possible Improvements: NAEP Validity Studies. Working Paper Series.
Mullis, Ina V. S.
This paper addresses three key topics related to making state National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments more efficient: (1) reducing the burden for the states; (2) stabilizing the assessment schedule; and (3) facilitating and promoting the use of state NAEP data. The paper recommends promoting the use of state NAEP data for the continued success of the NAEP program. It suggests that this could involve devoting greater attention to how best to link state assessment and NAEP results, developing more timely and user-friendly reports and working with states and other organizations to address the needs of different NAEP audiences more effectively. The paper also suggests spending proportionately less of the state NAEP resources on data collection and more on disseminating information about the many uses of the program. (Contains 3 tables and 10 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Test Construction, Test Use, Validity
Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress