ERIC Number: EJ1076010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Please Don't Use NAEP Scores to Rank Order the 50 States
Stoneberg, Bert D.
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v10 n9 Aug 2005
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other large scale tests are often reported as rank ordered lists showing mean values for each of the 50 states. Using data from the 2003 State NAEP Assessment, this paper examines the standard errors associated with State NAEP scores and explains why the use of rank order statistics is inappropriate. An alternate approach anchored to a given state is offered.
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Geographic Location, Statistical Analysis, Scaling, Scores, Academic Achievement, Error Patterns, Grade 8, Reading Achievement
Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://pareonline.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A