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Center for Assessment team members write and present extensively on topics relating to assessment and accountability. As part of our mission and in order to increase and improve assessment and accountability practices nationally, we make our guides, presentations, papers, reports and other resources widely available.

A Success Story from Kentucky

Presentation at the 2000 CCSSO Large-scale Assessment Conference; discusses assessments that illuminate instructional decisions by examining how teachers in Kentucky increased their scoring accuracy and their students' development of writing portfolios. Slides from the presentation also available.

Authors:
Richard Hill
Date:
2000-06-06
Common Problems with Accountability Systems

Presentation at the Conference on Policy and Measurement Issues in Large-scale Science and Mathematics Assessment, sponsored by RAND and NSF; discusses issues of validity, consistency of metric, consistency of included population, and reliability.

Authors:
Richard Hill
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Date:
2000-03-23
Setting Performance Standards on Assessments and Criteria for Evaluating the Process

Presentation at the Edward F. Reidy Interactive Lecture Series, RILS 1999 conference, sponsored by Center for Assessment, October 14-15, 1999, Providence, RI.

Authors:
Ronald Hambleton
Date:
1999-12-14
Validity Evidence for Assessments

Presentation at the Edward F. Reidy Interactive Lecture Series, RILS 1999 conference, sponsored by the Center for Assessment, October 14-15, 1999, Providence, RI.

Authors:
Suzanne Lane
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Date:
1999-10-14
Performance on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System vs. Other Tests

Validity study that compares the relationships between performance on the Massachusetts Assessment System (MCAS) and other tests scores with a commercial, standardized test in one district (Collaborating District A, Grades 4 and 10); examines results for gender, race-ethnicity, and course-taking patterns.

Authors:
Brian Gong
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Date:
1999-03-01