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Lissitz, Robert W.; Wei, Hua – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2008
In this article we address the issue of consistency in standard setting in the context of an augmented state testing program. Information gained from the external NRT scores is used to help make an informed decision on the determination of cut scores on the state test. The consistency of cut scores on the CRT across grades is maintained by forcing…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, State Programs, Standard Setting, Reliability
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Hermann, Faith; Williams, Paul L. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
The Maryland Functional Writing Program is designed to increase student performance in writing through improved instructional and assessment procedures. The Declared Competencies Index lists two writing goals supported by 39 objectives. A combination of direct and indirect writing assessment is used. (DWH)
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Functional Literacy, Grade 7, Grade 9