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Kaliski, Pamela; Huff, Kristen; Barry, Carol – College Board, 2011
For educational achievement tests that employ multiple-choice (MC) items and aim to reliably classify students into performance categories, it is critical to design MC items that are capable of discriminating student performance according to the stated achievement levels. This is accomplished, in part, by clearly understanding how item design…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Academic Achievement, Expertise, Evaluative Thinking
Kaliski, Pamela; France, Megan; Huff, Kristen; Thurber, Allison – College Board, 2011
Developing a cognitive model of task performance is an important and often overlooked phase in assessment design; failing to establish such a model can threaten the validity of the inferences made from the scores produced by an assessment (e.g., Leighton, 2004). Conducting think aloud interviews (TAIs), where students think aloud while completing…
Descriptors: World History, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Protocol Analysis
Plake, Barbara S.; Huff, Kristen; Reshetar, Rosemary – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation discusses a methodology for directly connecting evidence-centered assessment design (ECD) to score interpretation and use through the development of Achievement level descriptors.
Descriptors: Achievement, Classification, Evidence, Test Construction
Claims, Evidence and Achievement Level Descriptors as a Foundation for Item Design and Test Specifications
Hendrickson, Amy; Huff, Kristen; Luecht, Ric – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation describes how the vehicles for gathering student evidence--task models and test specifications--are developed.
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Construction, Evidence, Achievement
Huff, Kristen; Steinberg, Linda; Matts, Tom – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation provides an overview of ECD. In addition, the presentation describes the benefits of, as well as the challenges that were faced, in implementing ECD in the Advanced Placement Program.
Descriptors: Measurement, Evidence Based Practice, Test Construction, Advanced Placement Programs
Camara, Wayne J.; Packman, Sheryl; Huff, Kristen – College Board, 2008
[Slides] presented at the Annual National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in New York in March 2008. This presentation explores the demographic information as well as how and where educational measurement professionals are in the field.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Professional Personnel, Measurement, Psychometrics
Ewing, Maureen; Huff, Kristen; Andrews, Melissa; King, Kinda – College Board, 2005
In connection with the new SAT that was introduced in March 2005, research has been under way to investigate the feasibility of providing examinees with score reports that contain feedback on skills measured by the critical reading, mathematics, and writing sections of the test. The main purpose of this study was to estimate the reliability of the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Feedback (Response), Reading Skills