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ERIC Number: EJ833603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Readability and Item Difficulty of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Fifth-Grade Science Tests
Thomas, Conn; Carpenter, Clint
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n1 p63-71 Win 2008
The development of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test involves input from educators across the state. The development process attempts to create an assessment that reflects the skills and content understanding of students at the tested grade level. This study attempts to determine other factors that can affect student performance on this test. Specifically, it set out to determine the readability of the test. Readability of the "most easy" and "most difficult" items, as identified by Rasch difficult-item analysis, was performed. Readability of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills fifth-grade science test reveals grade levels higher than fifth grade in readability and no difference between readability of the "most difficult" and "most easy" questions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas