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ERIC Number: EJ1111588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
A Note on Gain Scores and Their Interpretation in Developmental Models Designed to Measure Change in the Early School Years. Research Report. ETS RR-07-08
Rock, Donald A.
ETS Research Report Series, Mar 2007
This paper presents a strategy for measuring cognitive gains in reading during the early school years. It is argued that accurate estimates of gain scores and their appropriate interpretation requires the use of adaptive tests with multiple criterion referenced points that mark learning milestones. It is further argued that two different measures of gain are necessary because of the nonequivalence of scale score points. Empirical results are presented in support of the use of adaptive tests with multiple criteria referenced scale points for the measurement of gain.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A