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ERIC Number: ED480871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 31
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The Effect of Content Integration on the Construct Validity of Reading Performance Assessment.
Yen, Shu Jing; Bene, Nancy; Huynh, Huynh
Content integration in performance assessment involves mixing different areas of knowledge in one assessment. In this type of testing situation, assessment tasks are designed to measure the ability of students to solve problems by applying their knowledge and skills in multiple content areas. This study examined the effect of integrated science and reading items on the reliability and construct validity of reading assessment for the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP). Using the MSPAP 1998 reading data, this study demonstrated that the integrated science-reading items provide reliable and valid information about the students reading abilities that are comparable to the nonintegrated items. Results suggest that the integrated science-reading items did not compromise the integrity of reading scales in question. There is evidence that the scales are essentially unidimensional. However, there are minor task-related factors that warrant further analysis on the latent structure of the reading scales. This finding is complemented by the high local item dependency among tasks. (Contains 4 tables and 23 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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