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2007 MSA Reading Technical Report

Maryland School Assessment
Reading
Grades 3 through 8

Technical Report: 2007 Administration


TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. Overview of the 2007 Maryland School Assessment-Reading


1.1
General Overview of the 2007 MSA-Reading

1.2
Purposes/Uses of the 2007 MSA-Reading

1.3
The Voluntary State Curriculum

1.4
Development and Review of the 2007 MSA-Reading

1.5
Test Structure of the 2007 MSA-Reading

1.6
Test Administration

1.7
MSA-Reading Scoring Procedures

1.8

Classical Analyses with SAT10 Form-to-Form Common Items


1.9

P-Value Check with SAT10 Year-to-Year Linking Common Items


1.10
Validation Check with Augmented Items

1.11
Field Test Analyses

1.12
Operational Test Construction Using IRT Method

1.13
Linking, Equating, and Scaling Procedures
1.14
Score Interpretation
1.15
Test Validity
1.16
Unidimensionality Analyses
1.17
Item Bank Construction
1.18
Quality Control Procedures

2. Current Results of the 2007 MSA-Reading

3. Overview of Statistical Summaries


3.1
Classical Descriptive Statistics

3.2
Scale Score Descriptive Statistics

3.3
Classical and IRT Item Parameters

3.4
Inter-Rater Reliability

3.5
Correlations Among Reading Processes

3.6
Decision Accuracy and Consistency at the Cut Scores

3.7
Differential Item Functioning

3.8
Equating and Scaling

4. The 2007 MSA-Reading Statistical Summary

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

A. The 2007 MSA-Reading Stratified Random Sampling
B. Scale Score Histograms and Tukey Charts
C. The 2007 MSA-Reading Classical and IRT Item Parameters
D. The 2007 MSA-Reading Blueprints

A complete copy of the 2007 MSA Reading Technical Report is also available.

Contact Information
Leslie Wilson, Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Accountability and Assessment
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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