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ERIC Number: EJ914088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Sequential Effects in Essay Ratings
Attali, Yigal
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v71 n1 p68-79 Feb 2011
Contrary to previous research on sequential ratings of student performance, this study found that professional essay raters of a large-scale standardized testing program produced ratings that were drawn toward previous ratings, creating an assimilation effect. Longer intervals between the two adjacent ratings and higher degree of agreement with other raters were associated with smaller assimilation effects. The effect was also found to create a small bias in favor of low-achieving groups of examinees. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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