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2011 MSA Mathematics Technical Report

Maryland School Assessment
Mathematics
Grades 3 through 8

Technical Report: 2011 Administration


TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

INTRODUCTION

1. Overview of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment-Mathematics


1.1
Purposes/Uses of the 2011 MSA-Math

1.2
The State Curriculum

1.3
Development and Review of the 2011 MSA-Math Items and Test

1.4
Test Form Design, Specifications, Item Types, and Item Roles

1.5
Operational Test Form Construction Using the Rasch Model

1.6
Test Administration of the 2011 MSA-Math

1.7
Hand Scoring Procedures of the 2011 MSA-Math

1.8
The 2011 MSA-Math Operational Item Analyses

1.9
Linking, Equating, and Scaling Procedures

1.10
Score Interpretation

1.11
Test Validity of the 2011 MSA-Math
1.12
Unidimensionality Analyses of the 2011 MSA-Math
1.13
Field Test Analyses and Item Bank Construction
1.14
Quality Control Procedures

2. Current Performance Results of the 2011 MSA-Math

3. Overview of Statistical Summaries


3.1
Classical Descriptive Statistics

3.2
Scale Score Descriptive Statistics

3.3
Classical and Rash (1-Parameter Logistic IRT) Item Parameters

3.4
Inter-Rater Reliability

3.5
Correlations Among Mathematics Standards

3.6
Decision Accuracy and Consistency at the Cut Scores

3.7
Differential Item Functioning

3.8
Equating and Scaling

4. The 2011 MSA-Math Statistical Summary

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

A. The 2011 MSA-Math Stratified Random Sampling
B. Scale Score Histograms and Tukey Charts
C. The 2011 MSA-Math Classical and Rasch Item Parameters
D. The 2011 MSA-Math Blueprints

A complete copy of the 2011 MSA Mathematics Technical Report is also available.

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Baltimore, MD 21201
Maryland State Department of Education
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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