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ERIC Number: EJ793313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Validity Evidence for a Computer-Based Alternate Assessment Instrument
Dyehouse, Melissa A.; Bennett, Deborah E.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v31 n3 p11-31 2006
This study investigated the validity of a statewide alternate assessment program, IASEP (Indiana Assessment System of Educational Proficiencies) by examining supporting profile patterns on the 100 core IASEP items of individuals with significant disabilities. Participants were 5,192 students ranging in age from 7-21 years with special education diagnoses of autism, mild cognitive disabilities, moderate cognitive disabilities, multiple disabilities, and severe cognitive disabilities. A profile analysis using a repeated-measures multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was performed to examine profile patterns across the five disability groups and items in each domain. Results support existing profile patterns among disability groups, indicating that IASEP can be used as a model for an alternate assessment instrument. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana