At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council (NRC) established the Committee on NAEP Reporting Practices to examine the feasibility and potential impact of district-level and market-basket reporting practices. As part of its charge, the committee sponsored a workshop in February 2000 to gather information on issues related to market-basket reporting for the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP).
Designing a Market Basket for NAEP: Summary of a Workshop explores with various stakeholders their interest in and perceptions regarding the desirability, feasibility, and potential impact of market-basket reporting for the NAEP. The market-basket concept is based on the idea that a relatively limited set of items can represent some larger construct. The general idea of a NAEP market basket is based on an image of a collection of test questions representative of some larger content domain and an easily understood index to summarize performance on the items.
Table of Contents
|2 Origin of the Market-Basket Concept||9-15|
|3 The Consumer Price Index Market Basket||16-18|
|4 The Perspectives of NAEP's Sponsors and Contractors||19-29|
|5 Using Innovations in Measurement and Reporting: Releasing a Representative Set of Test Questions||30-33|
|6 Using Innovations in Measurement and Reporting: Reporting Percent Correct Scores||34-39|
|7 Simplifying NAEP's Technical Design: The Role of the Short Form||40-50|
|8 Summing Up: Issues to Consider and Address||51-57|
|Appendix A Workshop Agenda and Participants||61-67|
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