Alignment of Scores on Large-Scale Assessments and Report-Card Grades

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  • John A. Ross
  • Peter Gray

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11575/ajer.v54i3.55237

Abstract

We examined how much agreement there was between scores from large-scale mandated assessments and report-card grades for 14,776 students in grades 3, 6, and 9 of a district in which conditions were conducive to alignment of assessments. We found significant mean differences between internal and external assessments: effect sizes were .29 to .63 in grades 3-6 and .10 to.30 in grade 9. Spearman correlations were in the .32-.59 range. Chance-adjusted agreement was low. Report-card grades were consistently higher than external assessments for grades 3 and 6 students and consistently lower for grade 9 students.

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2008-10-01

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