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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.

North Carolina's ABCs Accountability System

PowerPoint presentation of a North Carolina Assistance Team's efforts to improve elementary school tests of reading and math in grades 3-8. Discusses the goals of the ABCs of Accountability System, the Improved Schools Project, the work of the team, and the results of the team's findings relative to two highly improved schools.

Authors:
Richard Hill
Richard Tappan
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Date:
2001-07-25
The Impact of Including Special Education Students in Accountability Systems

A summary and extension of a paper given at the Annual Conference on Large-Scale Assessment in Houston, TX in June 2001. Discusses the technical problems with and policy issues of including scores from special ed students, who are often assessed differently from the majority of students.

Authors:
Richard Hill
Date:
2001-06-26
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