NCEO Synthesis Reports: A Report of a Standard Setting Method for Alternate Assessments for Students with Significant Disabilities (#47)

Part of the NCEO Synthesis Reports series.
Author(s)
Barbara Olson, Ronald Mead, David Payne

Description

This year 2002 report presents one state's use of the "body of work" approach toward standard setting to determine performance level cut scores for an alternate assessment developed for students with the most significant disabilities. It describes the rationale and design the state used in its portfolio assessment, followed by a detailed description of the standard setting process, including information on time and resource constraints, areas of potential contamination and bias in the approach, and the importance of range-finding and pin-pointing phases for this approach.

Details

Date
October 2002 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 47
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Content Areas
      • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
        • Standards and Accountability
          • Test Design
          • Specific life stage
            • Adolescents and young adults
              • Children