ERIC Number: ED528631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Cut Score Analysis and Validity for Writing Prompts
Socha, Alan; Barclay, Raymond
Online Submission, Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of North East Association for Institutional Research (Saratoga Springs, NY, November 6-8, 2005).
A cut score validity analysis for a pretest writing prompt and the SAT Verbal and Math assessments was performed for academic writing course placement. This study was carried out as part of a broader program of assessment aimed at understanding the impact of the writing course and eventually set the baseline for assessing the impact of 'writing across the curriculum' initiatives on student learning. The discussion and report will review pertinent findings for the cut score validity analyses and discuss issues related to the scope of methods and presentation of findings. In particular, there are many guides in the literature on undertaking a cut-score analysis and the current study included a myriad of methods to inform its research. Appended is a scoring guide.
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Test Validity, Program Effectiveness, Scoring, Cutting Scores, Pretests Posttests, Academic Discourse, Student Placement, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Research, Outcomes of Education, College Entrance Examinations, Test Use, College Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, College Freshmen, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)