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ERIC Number: ED503066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 61
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Aligning Mathematics Assessment Standards: Louisiana and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). REL Technical Brief. REL 2008-No. 009
Shapley, Kathy L.; Brite, Jessica
Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (NJ1)
This technical brief examines the current alignment between the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) and Graduation Exit Examination (GEE) mathematics assessment standards and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics framework. It looks at the extent to which current state assessment standards cover the content on which 2009 NAEP assessments will be based. Applying the methodology used by Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest in 2007 in a similar study that examined the alignment of LEAP and GEE science assessment standards with the 2009 NAEP, this study presents results for areas of full alignment, partial alignment, nonalignment, and areas where the LEAP and GEE assessment standards go beyond the NAEP standards. The study finds that 91 percent of NAEP grade 4, 90 percent of NAEP grade 8, and 72 percent of NAEP grade 12 assessment standards are either fully or partially addressed by the LEAP or GEE mathematics assessment standards. The study analyzes the alignment of the LEAP and GEE and 2009 NAEP mathematics assessment standards. It does not analyze individual items or the alignment of state standards with the LEAP and GEE assessment items. The study does not make specific recommendations about whether a state should close gaps in alignment to NAEP--a decision for state policymakers. Revising assessments requires substantial time and resources, so policymakers considering such revisions need to weigh the costs of such changes and the benefits they believe such changes will bring to students. (Contains 1 box, 2 notes, 9 tables, and 3 figures.) [This REL Technical Brief was prepared for the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest administered by Edvance Research.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest. Available from: Edvance Research. 9901 IH-10 West Suite 700, San Antonio, TX 78230. Tel: 877-338-2623; Fax: 210-558-4183; e-mail: tassistance@edvanceresearch.com; Web site: http://edlabs.ed.gov/RELSouthwest
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
IES Funded: Yes