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ERIC Number: ED540295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Evaluating the Diagnostic Validity of a Facet-Based Formative Assessment System
DeBarger, Angela Haydel; DiBello, Louis; Minstrell, Jim; Feng, Mingyu; Stout, William; Pellegrino, James; Haertel, Geneva; Harris, Christopher; Ructinger, Liliana
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Fall Conference (Washington, DC, Sep 2011)
This paper describes methods for an alignment study and psychometric analyses of a formative assessment system, Diagnoser Tools for physics. Diagnoser Tools begin with facet clusters as the interpretive framework for designing questions and instructional activities. Thus each question in the diagnostic assessments includes distractors that represent common problematic ideas in physics. Although Diagnoser Tools appear to have instructional validity, current alignment and psychometric approaches have not been sufficient for validating the complex, multidimensionality of the facets and facet-based diagnostic questions. Together the recent alignment and psychometric studies provide a more comprehensive picture of the validity of the facet-based assessment system. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A