ERIC Number: EJ670686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Consequences of (Mis)use of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) for High-Stakes Decisions: A Comment on Haney and the Texas Miracle in Education.
Kellow, J. Thomas; Willson, Victor L.
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v7 n24 2001
Explores the consequence of failing to incorporate measurement error in the development of cut scores in criterion-referenced measures, using the example of Texas and the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills to illustrate the impact of measurement error on false negative decisions. Findings support those of W. Haney (2000). (SLD)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Cutting Scores, Decision Making, Error of Measurement, High Stakes Tests
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills