8-B - The strength of the The National Assessment of...

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The strength of the The National Assessment of Educational Progress’s (NAEP), The Nations Report Card on Reading for 2009 comes from the NAEP Item Development Process. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is based on content frameworks and test specifications developed by the National Assessment Governing Board. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) oversees the development of the assessment items and scoring rubrics. Both agencies employ extensive reviews by multiple groups at various stages. The Governing Board and NCES play crucial roles in ensuring NAEP’s quality and that it is developed through an extensive process. Framework which defines the content and skills that should be covered and Test Specification Development which describes how the assessment instrument should be constructed. What continues to make the evidence used in the report strong is how each assessment is reviewed with content experts, teachers, political correctness as well as experts in the subject of bias.Pilot tests with small groups of students, targeted
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