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ERIC Number: ED497042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Mapping 2005 State Proficiency Standards onto the NAEP Scales. Research and Development Report. NCES 2007-482
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents the results of applying a methodology for mapping state proficiency standards in reading and mathematics onto the appropriate National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scale, employing data from the 2004-05 academic year. The mapping exercise was carried out for both grades 4 and 8. For each of the four subject and grade combinations, the NAEP score equivalents to the states' proficiency standards vary widely, spanning a range of 60 to 80 NAEP score points. Although there is an essential ambiguity in any attempt to place state standards on a common scale, the ranking of the NAEP score equivalents to the states' proficiency standards offers an indicator of the relative stringency of those standards. The NAEP score equivalents derived from this methodology facilitate inferences about how the states' standards for these four subject and grade combinations compare to each other, as well as to NAEP performance standards. The report is organized as follows: Section 1 provides a brief description of the estimation method, including variance estimation. Section 2 describes the data resources employed, and Section 3 presents the results of the analysis. Section 4 provides discussion and conclusions. The text is augmented with four appendices: Appendix A describes the use of sample weights in NAEP; Appendix B treats the estimation of the variance of the estimated NAEP scale score equivalents; Appendix C provides supplementary plots; and Appendix D presents results based on an analysis of data from the 2003 assessments. (Contains 8 tables and 17 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes