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ERIC Number: EJ946775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
Validating a Learning Progression in Mathematical Functions for College Readiness
Wilmot, Diana Bernbaum; Schoenfeld, Alan; Wilson, Mark; Champney, Danielle; Zahner, William
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v13 n4 p259-291 2011
Current college admissions tests inadequately predict college success (Geiser & Studley, 2002) and provide insufficient information for students and teachers regarding college readiness at earlier stages of students' academic careers (Olson, 2006). This article reports on the creation and validation of a more informative test rooted in college readiness standards in mathematics. Items and scoring guides were created using mixed-methods of assessment design, and assessment results were analyzed and validated using item response theory, student interviews, and teacher evaluations of test items. This research shows how an innovative measurement approach can be used for more accurately assessing college readiness, and reveals one possible means of providing better measures along a central strand of mathematical knowledge required for students entering college. (Contains 5 figures, 3 tables and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)