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Art of Testing

Title: The Art of Testing: How Local Assessment Instruments Are Linked to Statewide Standardized Tests.
Name(s): Stefancik, Christopher D. (Christopher Douglas), author
Preston, Courtney, Professor Directing Dissertation
Ke, Fengfeng, University Representative
Akiba, Motoko, Committee Member
Rutledge, Stacey A., Committee Member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (118 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There is an ongoing debate among instructional personnel, parents, legislators, and the community at large about the nature and purpose of testing in the educational system. State and district-based testing programs have been criticized as “over-testing” policies. The result of the criticism culminates in a reduction of assessment program implementations – either being removed or significantly scaled back with a corresponding decrease in available student information used to lead instruction, evaluate district initiatives, or predict future student performance. This study shows progress monitoring, or interim, test usefulness and appropriateness by examining student performance scores on locally-created interim tests for middle school science courses and compare them to student performance scores on the state-wide standardized summative test to determine the predictive validity while controlling for student, class, and school characteristics. The result is a statistically significant model that predicts student success on the state science exam based on aggregated student progress monitor scores.
Identifier: 2019_Spring_Stefancik_fsu_0071E_15015 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2019.
Date of Defense: March 14, 2019.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Courtney Preston, Professor Directing Dissertation; Fengfeng Ke, University Representative; Motoko Akiba, Committee Member; Stacey Rutledge, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education and state
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Host Institution: FSU

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Stefancik, C. D. (C. D. ). (2019). The Art of Testing: How Local Assessment Instruments Are Linked to Statewide Standardized Tests. Retrieved from