ERIC Number: EJ636355
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Comparability of School Scores across Test Forms That Are Not Parallel.
Fitzpatrick, Anne R.; Lee, Guemin; Gao, Furong
Applied Measurement in Education, v14 n3 p285-306 2001
Used generalizability theory to assess the variation in school scores across very short test forms that measured mathematics scores in grades 4 and 8. More than 25,000 students took each form of the 3 tests for each grade. Results demonstrate the lack of comparability in school scores across short, nonparallel tests forms and the importance of taking error into account when school scores are interpreted. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Based on a report prepared under contract with the Council of Chief State School Officers funded by Grant R279A50006 from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement.