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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.

Generalizability Studies PA Writing Assessment

This is a report on the generalizability of writing prompts for high school students in Pennsylvania. Note that some additional detail on the data collected for use in this study can be found in 'Analyses of the Scoring of Writing Essays For the Pennsylvania System of Student Assessment', also on this website.

Authors:
Suzanne Lane
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Date:
2001-06-01
Analyses of the Adjudication of Writing Essays for the PA System of Student Assessment

As is true for most states, Pennsylvania has a process for adjudicating papers when scorers do not agree. This paper explores the amount that scoring accuracy improves when several different possible rules for adjudication are applied.

Authors:
Richard Hill
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Date:
2001-05-16
Some Considerations of Multiple Measures in Assessment and School Accountability

Presentation at the Seminar on Using Multiple Measures and Indicators to Judge Schools' Adequate Yearly Progress under Title 1, Sponsored by CCSSO & US DOE, Washington, DC, March 23-24, 2001.

Authors:
Brian Gong
Richard Hill
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Date:
2001-03-23
The Reliability of California's API

Reports an empirical analysis of the reliability (decision consistency) of California's school accountability system API (Academic Performance Index). Reports standard errors for different size schools, and probabilities for decision consistency for different size schools, subgroups, and postulated amounts of "true gain."

Authors:
Richard Hill
Date:
2001-02-16
Approving the Validity of Accountability Systems

Presented at the 2000 Reidy Interactive Lecture Series.

Authors:
Eva Baker
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Date:
2000-10-05