From Session 3 of the 2021 Convening: Technical and logistical issues associated with through-year designs are not for the faint of heart. What sounds like a simple decision—computing a “final score” or “annual determination”—involves many tradeoffs. Several state and assessment company researchers will be asked to address the following big-picture technical issues:
- Scoring and creating an annual summative score (determination).
- Creating an interpretation and use argument (IUA) for through-year models.
- Addressing such issues as establishing the sequence and timing of administrations, dealing with missing data, balancing test security concerns, protecting student privacy, determining the degree of standardization required for each event, and ensuring accessibility/ accommodations are provided.
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View the presentation series:
Session 3 slides: Aggregation, Alignment, Field Testing, Standard-Setting, Reporting
NAVVY Presentation: The NAVVY Assessment System: Monitor Specific Learning in Real Time