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ERIC Number: EJ883187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
An Approach for Evaluating the Technical Quality of Interim Assessments
Li, Ying; Marion, Scott; Perie, Marianne; Gong, Brian
Peabody Journal of Education, v85 n2 p163-185 2010
Increasing numbers of schools and districts have expressed interest in interim assessment systems to prepare for summative assessments and to improve teaching and learning. However, with so many commercial interim assessments available, schools and districts are struggling to determine which interim assessment is most appropriate to their needs. Unfortunately, there is little research-based guidance to help schools and districts to make the right choice about how to spend their money. Because we realize the urgency of developing criteria that can describe or evaluate the quality of interim assessments, this article presents the results of an initial attempt to create an instrument that school and district educators could use to evaluate the quality and usefulness of the interim assessment. The instrument is designed for use by state and district leaders to help them select an appropriate interim assessment system for their needs, but it could also be used by test vendors looking to evaluate and improve their own systems and by researchers engaged in studies of interim assessment use. (Contains 14 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico; South Carolina