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ERIC Number: ED543918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Technical Adequacy of Evidence of Assessments of English Language Proficiency: Body of Evidence Summary
Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center
This body of evidence summary reports the results of the evaluation of technical evidence in support of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), as analyzed against a validated list of technical adequacy criteria. The table presented in this paper outlines the types of validity, reliability, and bias and sensitivity evidence associated with various phases of test development in the order they are discussed in the summary. The detailed text following this table explains which quality elements met or exceeded quality expectations. It also provides recommendations for additional types of evidence that would provide support for the technical quality of the assessment. Elements of evidence are divided into Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 elements ought to be parts of a test's body of evidence, considering both phase and type of development. Tier 2 elements are important, but may include elements that are specific to a particular test.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center
Identifiers - Location: California