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ERIC Number: EJ1111361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
One Approach to Detecting the Invariance of Proficiency Standards over Time. Research Report. ETS RR-08-15
Qian, Jiahe
ETS Research Report Series, Apr 2008
This study explores the use of a mapping technique to test the invariance of proficiency standards over time for state performance tests. First, the state proficiency standards are mapped onto the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scale. Then, rather than looking at whether there is a deviation in proficiency standards directly, the invariance of their NAEP equivalents is tested over time. The basis of the mapping technique is an enhanced method that was originally designed for comparing performance standards for public school students set by different states when the state tests are comparable. This approach can also be used to detect score inflation over time for state tests.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED02CO0023