ERIC Number: ED478977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of Electronic Technology for the NAEP Assessment. NAEP Validity Studies. Working Paper Series.
Duran, Richard P.
This report emphasizes the need for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to integrate the use of technology into its assessment procedures. It reviews major options and suggests priorities to guide the integration. The paper identifies three short-term goals for this development: (1) a linear computer-administered assessment in a target subject area such as mathematics should be implemented; (2) a computer-administered writing assessment should be developed and implemented; and (3) the introduction and evaluation of technology-based test accommodations for handicapped students and English-language learners should be continued. The paper suggests that the NAEP consider redesign as an integrated electronic information system that would involve all aspects of the assessment process including assessment delivery, scoring and interpretation, development of assessment frameworks, specifications of population and samples, collection of data, and preparation and dissemination of results. (Contains 43 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Text, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Technology Integration, Test Construction, Validity
Available only online at:http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/.
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