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Title:  Implications of Electronic Technology for the NAEP Assessment
Description: This report emphasizes the need for NAEP to integrate the use of technology into its assessment procedures; it reviews major options; and suggests priorities to guide the integration. The author identifies three short-term goals for this development: a linear computer-administered assessment in a target subject area such as mathematics or science should be implemented; a computer administered writing assessment should be developed and implemented; the introduction and evaluation of technology-based test accommodations for handicapped students and English-language learners should be continued. The author suggests that NAEP consider redesign as an integrated electronic information system that would involve all aspects of the assessment process including assessment delivery, scoring and interpretation, development of assessment frameworks, specifications of population and samples, collection of data, and prepration and dissemination of results.
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Cover Date: April 2003
Web Release: May 21, 2003
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 200316
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Richard Duran, U. of California, Berkeley
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.
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Working Paper, please contact:
Sherran T. Osborne.
 
 
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