ERIC Number: ED478975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Feasibility Studies of Two-Stage Testing in Large Scale Educational Assessment: Implications for NAEP. NAEP Validity Studies. Working Paper Series.
Bock, R. Darrell; Zimowski, Michele F.
This paper discusses the rationale for enhancing the current National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) design by adding a capacity for adaptive testing. Items are tailored to the achievement level of the student in adaptive testing. The report describes a 1993 Ohio field trail of two-stage assessment carried out by the National Opinion Research Center. The report summarizes the instrument design, procedures, and results of the field trial. It is concluded that implementation of adaptive testing procedures, two-stage testing in particular, has the potential to increase the usability and validity of NAEP results. Adaptive testing would permit adequately reliable scores to be reported to individual students and their parents, increasing their personal stake in performing well. Improvement in data quality would also speed data processing and permit delivery of assessment result in a timely manner. An appendix discusses the design and analysis of two-stage instruments for the NAEP and State NAEP. (Contains 12 figures, 4 tables, and 19 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Tests, Large Scale Assessment, National Surveys, Research Design, State Programs, Test Construction, Testing Programs, Validity
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress