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ERIC Number: EJ887134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1540-2525
Measuring Problem Solving with Technology: A Demonstration Study for NAEP
Bennett, Randy Elliot; Persky, Hilary; Weiss, Andy; Jenkins, Frank
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, v8 n8 Jun 2010
This paper describes a study intended to demonstrate how an emerging skill, problem solving with technology, might be measured in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Two computer-delivered assessment scenarios were designed, one on solving science-related problems through electronic information search and the other on solving science-related problems by conducting simulated experiments. The assessment scenarios were administered in 2003 to nationally representative samples of 8th-grade students in over 200 schools. Results are reported on the psychometric functioning of the scenarios and the performance of population groups. Implications are offered for using online performance assessment to measure emerging skills in NAEP and other large-scale testing programs. (Contains 19 tables, 4 figures and 14 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress