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ERIC Number: ED531522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Reliability of Teacher Decision-Making in Recommending Accommodations for Large-Scale Tests. Technical Report # 08-01
Tindal, Gerald; Lee, Daesik; Geller, Leanne Ketterlin
Behavioral Research and Teaching
In this paper we review different methods for teachers to recommend accommodations in large scale tests. Then we present data on the stability of their judgments on variables relevant to this decision-making process. The outcomes from the judgments support the need for a more explicit model. Four general categories are presented: student proficiency, ease of completing various (test relevant) activities, benefit from the use of various accommodations, and provision of accommodations in the classroom. Both mean level of ratings and stability of ratings argue against continued use of informal systems. (Contains 25 tables.) [This research was supported by Project AVAD--Adding Value to Accommodations Decision-Making through a contract with South Carolina Department of Education, as part of a 2006 Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, U. S. Department of Education.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 5; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Oregon, Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT)