|Title:||Improving the Information Value of Performance Items in Large Scale Assessments|
|Description:||The authors first provide a summary overview of what is already known and what is needed to learn about item types for future NAEP assessments. Essentially, the question addressed here is: Do constructed-response items provide more information about what students are capable of doing than what multiple-choice items alone provide, and if so, what types of skills are tapped by the constructed-response items that are not measured by multiple-choice items? A fresh examination of the relationships between multiple-choice and constructed-response items is needed, according to the authors. The authors propose a set of studies that would provide needed information about the value added of performance items in mixed-format assessments such as NAEP.|
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|Cover Date:||April 2003|
|Web Release:||May 19, 2003|
|Print Release:||This Publication will only be available online.|
|Publication #:||NCES 200308
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|Authors:||P. David Pearson, Diane R. Garavaglia|
|Type of Product:||Working Paper|
|Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.|
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