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College Entrance Exam (collegeEntranceExam)


Definitions

Source: NEDM
An examination that is used by postsecondary institutions to select students for admission.


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Academic Subject

Academic Subject

Source: EDEN
The description of the academic content or subject area (e.g., arts, mathematics, reading, or a foreign language) being taught or evaluated.

Code Set:

  • Arts - N/A
  • Bilingual/English as a Second Language - N/A
  • English - N/A
  • Foreign Languages - N/A
  • Language Arts - N/A
  • + 8 More Codes...
ACT Composite Score

ACT Composite Score

Source: NEDM
The verified American College Test composite score for first-time undergraduate students.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Administration Begin Date

Assessment Administration Begin Date

Source: NEDM
The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment administration began.

Code Set:

  • None - N/A
Assessment Administration End Date

Assessment Administration End Date

Source: NEDM
The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment administration ended.

Code Set:

  • None - N/A
Assessment Administration Language

Assessment Administration Language

Source: Handbooks
The language in which an assessment is written or administered. (Note: A list of languages and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 639.2 on its website http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/languagecodes.html).

Code Set:

Assessment Administration Window/Date(s)

Assessment Administration Window/Date(s)

Source: Handbooks
The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment is administered.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Code

Assessment Code

Source: Handbooks
The code used to identify a particular assessment given to an individual.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
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 Description

Assessment Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
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 Duration

Assessment Duration

Source: Handbooks
The amount of time that an individual is permitted to use in attempting to complete the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Groups

Assessment Groups

Source: Handbooks
The groups or subgroups of individuals at the designated grades who were assessed.

Code Set:

  • All students - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Sample - N/A
  • Sub-population - N/A
  • Voluntary - N/A
Assessment Location

Assessment Location

Source: Handbooks
The description of the place where an assessment is administered.

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...
Assessment Reporting Method

Assessment Reporting Method

Source: Handbooks
The method that the instructor of the class uses to report the performance and achievement of all students. It may be a qualitative method such as individualized teacher comments or a quantitative method such as a letter or a numerical grade. In some cases, more than one type of reporting method may be used.

Code Set:

  • Achievement/proficiency level - A score that indicates the student's proficiency in a particular subject matter. Performance is usually described in achievement levels (e.g., a range from "basic" to "advanced").
  • ACT score - A score used with the American College Testing Program examinations. This score has a mean of 15 and a standard deviation of five, and scores are based on nationally-representative sample of tenth-and eleventh-grade students.
  • Age score - A derived score used to express a student's test performance in terms of the developmental-level characteristics of the average individual of a corresponding chronological age. This is used more frequently with intelligence and achievement tests for children of school age or below. Scores can be applied to determine a student's mental age (e.g., the average chronological age of students achieving a specific raw score) or education age (e.g., test performance according to the norm age on any given level).
  • C-scaled scores - A score expressed in normalized standard score of eleven units.
  • College Board examination scores - A score developed for use with the College Board examinations as the basis for reporting scores on many of its other special program tests. College Board examinations include the SAT and subject tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP and CLEP. It is similar to other linear standard scores but has a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 100.
  • + 25 More Codes...
Assessment Requirement Authority

Assessment Requirement Authority

Source: Handbooks
The person, agency, governmental entity, or other institution requiring or sponsoring the completion of the assessment requirement.

Code Set:

  • Admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee - N/A
  • Award-granting organization - N/A
  • College/University - N/A
  • Intermediate Education Unit - N/A
  • Local education agency - N/A
  • + 8 More Codes...
Assessment Response Language

Assessment Response Language

Source: Handbooks
The language in which assessment responses are provided. (Note: A list of languages and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 639.2 on its website http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/languagecodes.html).

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Assessment Rubric/Rating

Assessment Rubric/Rating

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

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Scoring Vendor Name

Assessment Scoring Vendor Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of the contractor(s) who score the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Special Accommodation

Assessment Special Accommodation

Source: Handbooks
The specific type of special variation used in how an examination is presented, how it is administered, or how the test taker is allowed to respond. This generally refers to changes that do not substantially alter what the examination measures. The proper use of accommodations does not substantially change academic level or performance criteria.

Code Set:

  • Additional example items/tasks - N/A
  • Adjustable swivel arm - N/A
  • Adjustable table height - N/A
  • Administration in several sessions - N/A
  • Answers written directly in test booklet - N/A
  • + 72 More Codes...
Assessment Special Accommodation Category

Assessment Special Accommodation Category

Source: Handbooks
The general type of special variation used in how a test is presented, how it is administered, or how the test taker is allowed to respond.

Code Set:

  • Scheduling accommodations - Accommodations used in the scheduling of the assessment.
  • Settings accommodations - Accommodations used in the setting in which the assessment is administered.
  • Student equipment/technology - Accommodations used by the students in all aspects of the assessment.
  • Test administration accommodations - Accommodations used in the administration of the assessment.
  • Test material accommodations - Accommodations used in the materials with which the assessment is administered.
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Assessment Title

Assessment Title

Source: Handbooks
The title or name of the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Type

Assessment Type

Source: Handbooks
The category of an assessment based on format and content.

Code Set:

  • Achievement test - An assessment to measure a student's present level of knowledge skills, or competence in a specific area or subject.
  • Advanced placement test - An assessment to measure the achievement of a student in a subject matter area, taught during the high school, which may qualify him or her to bypass the usual initial college class in this area and begin his or her college work in the area at a more advanced level and possibly with college credit.
  • Alternate assessment/ELL - An assessment provided to Limited English Proficient children who can not particpate in a state or district-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accommodations.
  • Alternate assessment/grade-level standards - An alternate assessment based on grade-lvel standards provided to children with disabilities who cannot participate in a State or district-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accommodations.
  • Alternatve assessment/modified standards - An assessment based on modified standards provided to children with disabilites who can not participate in a state or distrtict-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accomodations.
  • + 15 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
Direct Assessment Administration of Group/Individual

Direct Assessment Administration of Group/Individual

Source: Handbooks
Information about the grouping of the direct administration of the assessment to students.

Code Set:

  • Both group and individual - Both a group of students and individual students ar assessed (e.g., a language test that has one part administration orally/ individually and a separate written part administrated to a group).
  • Group - A number of students are assessed at the same time.
  • Individual - One student is assessed at a time.
Grade Level Assessed

Grade Level Assessed

Source: Handbooks
The grade level or grade spans assessed.

Code Set:

  • Adult - N/A
  • Eighth grade - N/A
  • Eleventh Grade - N/A
  • Fifth grade - N/A
  • First grade - N/A
  • + 16 More Codes...
Grade Level when Assessed

Grade Level when Assessed

Source: Handbooks
The grade level of a student when assessed.

Code Set:

  • Adult - N/A
  • Eighth grade - N/A
  • Eleventh Grade - N/A
  • Fifth grade - N/A
  • First grade - N/A
  • + 16 More Codes...
Identification Code

Identification Code

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

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:

  • District-assigned number - N/A
  • Driver's license number - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Personal identification number - N/A
  • Professional certificate or license number - N/A
  • + 5 More Codes...
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
  • + 16 More Codes...
Number of Field Test Items

Number of Field Test Items

Source: Handbooks
The number of field test items on the assessment form. Field test items are those that are not included when deriving a student's score.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Forms Used in Assessment

Number of Forms Used in Assessment

Source: Handbooks
The number of different test forms that were in the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Items Revised

Number of Items Revised

Source: Handbooks
The number of test items that were changed since the previous or original version.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Operational Test Items

Number of Operational Test Items

Source: Handbooks
The number of scorable items on the assessment form.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Test Items Released

Number of Test Items Released

Source: Handbooks
The number of the test items that are released to the public.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Qualitative Assessment IFSP Results

Qualitative Assessment IFSP Results

Source: Handbooks
Results of the qualitative assessment of a child''s improvement and progress toward IFSP goals and objectives, based on observation, service provider and parent report, etc.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Reason Not Tested

Reason Not Tested

Source: Handbooks
The primary reason is not tested.

Code Set:

  • Absent - A student is absent if he or she is not physically present on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location.
  • Disruptive behavior - N/A
  • Medical waiver - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Previously passed the examination - N/A
  • + 2 More Codes...
Reporting and Documentation

Reporting and Documentation

Source: Handbooks
The description of results of a qualitative assessment of a student's performance, progress, or development. Such observations and/or evaluations are often documented in the form of a parent or teacher report, or a student's performance portfolio, and may be used when planning education and care for the student.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Response Form Design

Response Form Design

Source: Handbooks
Information about how the nature of a student's response is captured.

Code Set:

  • Collaborative/group activity - A test that requires an activity in which two or more students are involved. Each student is required to do his or her work individually within the context of a group or as a contributing member of a group effort.
  • Computer response - An examination that requires a student to use a computer or computer program to successfully complete the assessment.
  • Constructed-response - A test that requires a student to supply his or her own response rather than selecting one from a predetermined set of response options (e.g., an essay or short answer response). This term is often referred to as supply-response.
  • Direct coding - An examination that requires to mark a scanable answer document.
  • Laboratory experiment - An examination that requires a student to perform an experiment.
  • + 4 More Codes...
SAT Composite Score

SAT Composite Score

Source: NEDM
The verified Scholastic Aptitude Test composite score for first-time undergraduate students.

Score Interpretation Information

Score Interpretation Information

Source: Handbooks
The type of unusual testing conditions that must be known to properly interpret an individual's test score.

Code Set:

  • Alternative assessment for children with disabilities - N/A
  • Diagnostic only - N/A
  • Experience and diagnostic - N/A
  • Experience only - N/A
  • Nonstandard administration procedure/special accommodations made - N/A
  • + 2 More Codes...
Score Results

Score Results

Source: Handbooks
A meaningful raw score or statistical expression of the performance of an individual. The results can be expressed as a number, percentile, range, level, etc.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Score Revised Indicator

Score Revised Indicator

Source: PESC
Indicates if the score report has been revised. If true, score may differ from score previously reported for this test and test date.

Code Set:

  • False - N/A
  • True - N/A
Score Self Reported Indicator

Score Self Reported Indicator

Source: PESC
Indicates if the score reported is self-reported.

Code Set:

  • False - Score presumed reported by testing agency or other authority.
  • True - Score has been asserted by student ? not confirmed by testing agency
SEA Contact for Assessment

SEA Contact for Assessment

Source: Handbooks
The name of the individual who manages the external contractor.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Subtest Code

Subtest Code

Source: PESC
Code identifying the sub-part of a standardized test (e.g. Quantitative, Verbal).

Subtest Name

Subtest Name

Source: Handbooks
The name or title of the subtest.

Teacher Involvement in Assessment Development

Teacher Involvement in Assessment Development

Source: Handbooks
The way in which teachers were involved in the development and/or scoring of the assessment.

Code Set:

  • Developed items - N/A
  • Edited items - N/A
  • Helped to select items - N/A
  • Instrument selection - N/A
  • None - N/A
  • + 4 More Codes...
Test Score Status

Test Score Status

Source: Handbooks
The validity and use of the test score.

Code Set:

  • Invalid score, not used in AYP - N/A
  • Invalid score, used in AYP - N/A
  • Not tested - N/A
  • Valid score, not used in AYP - N/A
  • Valid score, used in AYP - N/A
Use of Manipulatives

Use of Manipulatives

Source: Handbooks
A description of the manipulates that are utilized during the assessment (e.g., math tiles, protractors, calculators).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Use of Reference Materials

Use of Reference Materials

Source: Handbooks
A description of the reference materials that are utilized during the assessment (e.g., reference sheets, dictionaries, word lists).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A


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