NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1111454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
On the Estimation of Hierarchical Latent Linear Models for Large Scale Assessments. Research Report. ETS RR-06-37
Deping, Li; Oranje, Andreas
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2006
A hierarchical latent regression model is suggested to estimate nested and nonnested relationships in complex samples such as found in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The proposed model aims at improving both parameters and variance estimates via a two-level hierarchical linear model. This model falls naturally within the set of models used in most large scale surveys, in that all of them are special cases of the hierarchical latent regression model. The model parameter estimates are obtained via the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm. An example with NAEP data is presented and results of parameter estimation and standard errors are compared with results from operational procedures of NAEP.
Educational Testing Service. Rosedale Road, MS19-R Princeton, NJ 08541. Tel: 609-921-9000; Fax: 609-734-5410; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A