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ERIC Number: ED529928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Alternative Approaches to Setting Performance Standards for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Beaton, Albert E.; Linn, Robert L.; Bohrnstedt, George W.
American Institutes for Research
The judgmental approaches used by the Governing Board to set National Assessment of Educational Progress achievement levels have been the subject of a great deal of controversy and have sometimes led to results that were considered "unreasonable." The NCES requirement that the achievement levels be used on a trial basis and be interpreted with caution continues to be in effect. This paper considers three alternative approaches to setting performance standards (the predictive, the international benchmark, and the baseline normative approaches) and hybrid approaches that combine features across these three. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study