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McClintock, Joseph C. – Applied Measurement in Education, 2016
This study examined indicators of cheating on a statewide summative assessment for grades 3--8 over a 4-year period. Between year 2 and year 3 of this study, the state launched an aggressive, highly publicized investigation into cheating by educators. The basis of the investigation was an erasure analysis. The current study found that the number…
Descriptors: Cheating, Summative Evaluation, Measurement, Language Tests
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Wyse, Adam E.; Albano, Anthony D. – Applied Measurement in Education, 2015
This article used several data sets from a large-scale state testing program to examine the feasibility of combining general and modified assessment items in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) for different groups of students. Results suggested that several of the assumptions made when employing this type of mixed-item CAT may not be met for…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Items, Testing Programs