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ERIC Number: EJ1113750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
The Case for a Middle School College Readiness Index: Rejoinder to Lazowski, Barron, Kosovich, and Hulleman and Mattern, Allen, and Camara
Gaertner, Matthew N.; McClarty, Katie Larsen
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v35 n3 p35-37 Fall 2016
This rejoinder provides a reply to comments on a middle school college readiness index, which was devised to generate earlier and more nuanced readiness diagnoses to K-12 students. Issues of reliability and validity (including construct underrepresentation and construct-irrelevant variance) are discussed in detail. In addition, comments from Lazowski et al. and Mattern et al. provide a useful summary of areas where more college readiness research is needed. This rejoinder elaborates on those essential next steps, including deploying readiness indicators in school settings. Advances in the measurement of noncognitive skills will require more validity research using more contemporary data from authentic school settings. Still, the middle school college readiness index is a promising proof of concept, demonstrating the utility of diverse, early measures to support targeted, timely interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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