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ERIC Number: EJ1000290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
College and Career Readiness Assessment: Validation of the Key Cognitive Strategies Framework
Lombardi, Allison R.; Conley, David T.; Seburn, Mary A.; Downs, Andrew M.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v38 n3 p163-171 Jun 2013
In this study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of the key cognitive strategies (KCS) within the CollegeCareerReady[TM] School Diagnostic, a self-report measure of critical thinking skills intended for high school students. Using a cross-validation approach, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted with a randomly selected portion of the sample (n = 516) and resulted in five reliable factors: (a) problem formulation, (b) research, (c) interpretation, (d) communication, and (e) precision/accuracy. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted with the remaining sample (n = 808). Goodness-of-fit indices indicated acceptable model fit. The five-factor solution is consistent with earlier validity studies of the KCS framework. Implications for use by high school personnel in evaluation of instructional programs and as a value-added assessment are discussed. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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