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ERIC Number: EJ891827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
What Do Alternate Assessments of Alternate Academic Achievement Standards Measure? A Multitrait-Multimethod Analysis
Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Beddow, Peter A.; Compton, Elizabeth; McGrath, Dawn; Kaase, Kristopher J.; Bruen, Charles; Ford, Lisa; Hinton, Kent
Exceptional Children, v76 n4 p457-474 Sum 2010
This study featured validity evidence for scores from states' alternate assessments of alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AASs). It evaluated students from 6 states who were eligible for an AA-AAS concurrently with measures of academic competence and adaptive behavior. The investigators also assessed students with disabilities who were not eligible for an AA-AAS by using the same measures, as well as by using general achievement tests. The main findings included that AA-AAS reading and math scores may reflect a unitary construct, that AA-AAS scores are highly related to adaptive behavior but also relate to academic competence and achievement, and that all these scores represent unique but overlapping constructs. These results have implications for AA-AAS developers and teachers working with students with significant cognitive disabilities. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Hawaii; Idaho; Indiana; Mississippi; Nevada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales