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Psychometric Considerations for the Next Generation of Performance Assessment

Davey, Tim; Ferrara, Steven.; Holland, Paul W.; Shavelson, Richard; Webb, Noreen M.; Wise, Lauress L.
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Report of the Center for K-12 Assessment & Performance Management
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Performance Assessment, Policy, K-12 Assessments, Reliability, Generalizability, Psychometric Challenges, Psychometrics, Individual Testing, Group Work, Psychometric Models, ETS K-12 Center


In the five chapters that follow, we take up issues of definition; scoring, score reliability and task comparability for individual and groupwork performance assessment; and modeling and scoring of the diverse response types produced. The report concludes with recommendations for and challenges in using performance assessment for summative purposes.

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