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Assessment Item (assessmentItem)


Definitions

Source: NEDM
One of many single measures that make up an assessment. Includes detail information such as the stem of the item, the distractors, the stimuli, etc.


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Assessment Content

Assessment Content

Source: Handbooks
The description of the content or subject area (e.g., arts, mathematics, reading, stenography, or a foreign language) of an assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Content Standard

Assessment Content Standard

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether an assessment conforms to a standard.

Code Set:

  • Association standard - N/A
  • Local standard - N/A
  • None - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Other standard - N/A
  • + 3 More Codes...
Assessment Development

Assessment Development

Source: Handbooks
An indication of how the assessment was produced or developed.

Code Set:

  • Built from commercial item banks - N/A
  • Custom developed - N/A
  • Customized off-the-shelf - N/A
  • District developed - N/A
  • Off-the-shelf - N/A
  • + 1 More Codes...
Assessment Development Vendor Name

Assessment Development Vendor Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of the contractor(s) who developed and/or provided the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Item Description

Assessment Item Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the assessment item.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Item Rubric/Rating

Assessment Item Rubric/Rating

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the quantitative or qualitative range of possible scores/ratings for an individual''s performance on an assessment item.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Item Stem

Assessment Item Stem

Source: NEDM
The question, task, or statement that prompts a response from the test taker.

Assessment Item Stimulus

Assessment Item Stimulus

Source: NEDM
A piece of content to be used by the test taker in responding to the stem.

Assessment Item Title

Assessment Item Title

Source: Handbooks
The title or name of the assessment item.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Purpose

Assessment Purpose

Source: Handbooks
The reason for which an assessment is being conducted.

Code Set:

  • Admission - An examination used in the admission procedure for an educational program. It may be used as a part of a selective admission process for an educational institution or as a device for predicting the success of a student in an education program.
  • Assessment of student's progress - An examination used to measure the progress of a student in a particular content area.
  • Course credit - An assessment given to a student to determine whether he/she should be awarded the credit in lieu of completing the course requirements.
  • Course requirement - An assessment given to a student to complete course requirements.
  • Development of Individualized Educational Program (IEP) - An assessment used to determine whether a student is in need of special education and, if so, what types of special education services would most benefit the student. This information is often incorporated into a student's individualized educational program (IEP).
  • + 14 More Codes...
Copyright Date

Copyright Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that a publication lists for its copyright.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Date of Assessment Revision

Date of Assessment Revision

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the conceptual design for the assessment was most recently revised substantially.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification Code

Identification Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification System

Identification System (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Social Security Administration number - N/A
  • US government Visa number - N/A
  • Personal identification number - N/A
  • Family unit number - N/A
  • + 27 More Codes...
Item Content Standard

Item Content Standard

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether an assessment item conforms to a standard.

Code Set:

  • Association standard - N/A
  • Local standard - N/A
  • None - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Other standard - N/A
  • + 3 More Codes...
Item Response Type

Item Response Type

Source: NEDM
A value that indicates the response type for the item.

Code Set:

  • Essay - N/A
  • Fill-in-the-blank - N/A
  • Multiple-choice - N/A
  • Multiple-multiple choice - N/A
  • Short- answer - N/A
  • + 1 More Codes...
Item Scale Value

Item Scale Value

Source: NEDM
The value of the Item based on an analysis or statistic.

Item Score Maximum

Item Score Maximum

Source: NEDM
The maximum item score possible for this item.

Item Score Minimum

Item Score Minimum

Source: NEDM
The minimum item score possible for this item.

Level for which Designed

Level for which Designed

Source: Handbooks
The typical grade level or range of grade levels for which an assessment is designed.

Code Set:

  • Adult - N/A
  • Eighth grade - N/A
  • Eleventh Grade - N/A
  • Fifth grade - N/A
  • First grade - N/A
  • + 17 More Codes...
Maximum Value

Maximum Value

Source: NEDM
The maximum value possible for the measurement and test design.

Minimum Value

Minimum Value

Source: NEDM
The minimum value possible for the measurement and test design.

Optimal Value

Optimal Value

Source: NEDM
The optimal value for this measurement and test design.

Performance Level

Performance Level

Source: Handbooks
The associated performance level of the assessment score results.

Code Set:

  • Level 0 - Used for students who do not participate, not used by states that do not assign nonparticipants a level.
  • Level 1 - The lowest level assigned to students who completed the assessment and obtained a valid score.
  • Level 2 - The second level assigned to students who completed the assessment and obtained a valid score.
  • Level 3 - The third level assigned to students who completed the assessment and obtained a valid score.
  • Level 4 - The fourth level assigned to students who completed the assessment and obtained a valid score.
  • + 2 More Codes...
Performance Level Lower Cut Score

Performance Level Lower Cut Score

Source: NEDM
Lower bound for the performance level.

Performance Level Name

Performance Level Name

Source: NEDM
The name of the performance level.

Performance Level Upper Cut Score

Performance Level Upper Cut Score

Source: NEDM
Upper bound for the performance level.



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