ERIC Number: EJ726252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
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Technical Quality Criteria for Evaluating District Assessment Portfolios Used in the Nebraska STARS
Plake, Barbara S.; Impara, James C.; Buckendahl, Chad W.
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v23 n2 p12-16 Jun 2004
Nebraska districts use different strategies for measuring student performance on the state's content standards. District assessments differ in type and technical quality. Six quality criteria were endorsed by the state. These criteria cover content and curricular validity, fairness, and appropriateness of score interpretations. District assessment portfolios document how well assessments meet these criteria. Districts receive ratings on how well their assessments meet each of the quality criteria and are given a rating from Unacceptable to Exemplary. This article presents these technical quality criteria and explains how they are (a) individually rated and (b) combined for the district's overall quality rating.
Descriptors: Portfolios Assessment, Criteria, School Districts, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Quality, Curriculum
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska