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ERIC Number: EJ1216579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-8457
Rasch Analysis of South Africa's Grade 6 Annual National Assessment
Modzuka, Charlotte; Long, Caroline; Machaba, France
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, v23 n1 p86-99 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of the Annual National Assessment (ANA) Grade 6 Mathematics assessment instrument, administered in the year 2012 guided by the main question: to what extent does the 2012 Grade 6 Mathematics assessment instrument provide meaningful and consistent information for making appropriate interpretations? The responses to 29 questions, comprising 56 items, from 546 learners' scripts were coded individually, recaptured and analysed. The analysis shows that the Annual National Assessment was not well targeted, that is, the mean of the item and the mean of the person measures were not approximately equivalent. Specifically, in relation to this cohort, and taking into account the many factors that influence performance, we recommend that for reliable inferences to be made from test results, the quality of the assessment instrument should first be established.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa