ERIC Number: EJ615498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Psychometric Inadequacies of the TAAS.
Bernal, Ernesto M.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v22 n4 p481-507 Nov 2000
Examines some problems of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS): multiple cutoff scores for passing the test and receiving a high school diploma, and artificially "tricky" items that disproportionately confuse language-minority students. Uses factor analysis and simulations to show ways to improve item selection for the TAAS. (Contains 62 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills