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Stoneberg, Bert D. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2007
The U.S. Department of Education has not yet published an official guidance document for using NAEP achievement level scores to confirm state testing results. A review of the literature, however, identified four principles that inform the valid use of NAEP scores in a confirming analysis. The principles address the appropriate NAEP statistics to…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2018
Idaho uses the English Language Arts and Mathematics tests from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for the Idaho Standard Achievement Tests. ISAT results have been reported almost exclusively as "percent proficient or above" statistics (i.e., the percentage of Idaho students who performed at the "A" level). This…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Mathematics, Standardized Tests, State Standards
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2016
Idaho uses the English Language Arts and Mathematics tests from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for the Idaho Standard Achievement Tests (ISAT). ISAT results have been have been reported almost exclusively as "percent proficient" statistics (i.e., the percentage of Idaho students who performed at the "A" level…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Statistical Analysis
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2015
The National Center of Education Statistics conducted a mapping study that equated the percentage proficient or above on each state's NCLB reading and mathematics tests in grades 4 and 8 to the NAEP scale. Each "NAEP equivalent score" was labeled according to NAEP's achievement levels and used to compare state proficiency standards and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Difficulty Level, Academic Achievement, State Standards
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Stoneberg, Bert D. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2015
Public school critics often point to rising expenditures and relatively flat test scores to justify their school reform agendas. The claims are flawed because their analyses fail to account for the difference in data types between dollars (ratio) and test scores (interval). A cost-benefit analysis using dollars as a common metric for both costs…
Descriptors: Public Education, Cost Effectiveness, Input Output Analysis, Educational Policy
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2009
Test developers are responsible to define how test scores should be interpreted and used. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) directed the Secretary of Education to use results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to confirm the proficiency scores from state developed tests. There are two sets of federal definitions…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, State Programs, Achievement Tests, Scores
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2007
The No Child Left Behind Act sanctions the use of NAEP scores to confirm state testing results. The U.S. Department of Education, as test developer, is responsible to set forth how NAEP scores are to be interpreted and used. Thus far, the Department has not published a clear set of guidelines for using NAEP achievement level scores to conduct a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Test Results, Testing Programs, Guidelines
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2007
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) permits the Secretary of Education to use NAEP achievement level scores, in concert with other data, to confirm state testing results. The U.S. Department of Education has not yet published a guidance document describing how NAEP might be used appropriately. A review of the literature from the Department and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Federal Legislation, Test Results
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Online Submission, 2006
This paper discusses a Standard & Poor's analysis of state performance on the 2005 and 2003 NAEP reading and mathematics tests that took account of the demographic differences among the states. The study was presented at the NAEP State Service Center Winter Workshop in January, 2006. Standard & Poor's is commended for recognizing that NAEP…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Student Characteristics, Demography, Reading Tests
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Stoneberg, Bert D. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2005
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other large scale tests are often reported as rank ordered lists showing mean values for each of the 50 states. Using data from the 2003 State NAEP Assessment, this paper examines the standard errors associated with State NAEP scores and explains why the use of rank order…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Geographic Location, Statistical Analysis
Stoneberg, Bert D. – Idaho State Department of Education, 2004
Differential item functioning (DIF) occurs when the responses of students with approximately equal ability differ systematically based on their group membership. Idaho contracted with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) to provide the Idaho Standards Achievement Tests of reading, language arts and mathematics at grades 4, 8 and 10. The…
Descriptors: State Standards, Standardized Tests, Test Items, Item Analysis
Stoneberg, Bert D., Jr. – Online Submission, 2004
The purpose of this study was to screen for gender-based (female-male) and ethnic-based (Hispanic-White) differential item functioning (DIF) in the 2003 Idaho Standards Achievement Tests of reading, language arts and mathematics at grades 4, 8 and 10. The vendor, the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), assembled the computer-administered…
Descriptors: State Standards, Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 4
Stoneberg, Bert, Jr. – 1989
The Music Curriculum Steering Committee of the Greater Albany (Oregon) Public School District 8J developed its own tests and evaluation procedures to accumulate data on music achievement and performance levels from students in third, fifth, eighth, and eleventh grades. Tests for third and fifth grade students focused on musical notation, listening…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stoneberg, Theodore A. – Counseling and Values, 1977
The impact, threat, power, and taboo that death and dying hold for the contemporary American can be diffused if the family and the individual take charge by putting death in the context of their living. Families live their dying through their natural rhythms of attachment and separation, affiliation and individuation. (Author)
Descriptors: Death, Family Financial Resources, Family Problems, Interaction Process Analysis
Stoneberg, Bert, Jr. – 1987
Under the leadership of the Language Arts Curriculum Committee, the Greater Albany (Oregon) Public Schools conducted a district assessment of writing skills of students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11, using the "analytic trait scoring" method (ATS). The testing procedure conformed to the writing process implemented through the district's Real…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 11, Grade 5, Grade 7
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