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2002-2003 HSA Technical Report

Technical Documentation for the
Maryland High School Assessment Program

Algebra/Data Analysis, Biology, English I, Geometry
and Government End-of-Course Assessments




TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 HISTORY AND OVERVIEW
1.1 A Report of High School Assessment Task Force to the Maryland State Board Department of Education
1.2 High School Assessment Design: A Report to the Maryland State Board of Education
1.3 Designing End-of-Course High School Assessments
1.4 Chronology of the Maryland High School Assessment
1.5 Planning, Transition, and Implementation Summary
1.6 Press Release: December 4, 2003
1.7 Memo From Nancy S. Grasmick to Parents and Community Groups

CHAPTER 2

TEST DEVELOPMENT
2.1 Prototype Item Packet
2.2 Item Distribution Across Indicators and Test Blueprints
2.3 Sample Pages From mdk12.org Website
2.4 Item Writing
2.5 Item Review and Revision
2.6 May 2001 Field Test Analysis Specifications

CHAPTER 3

TEST ADMINISTRATION 2002 AND 2003
3.1 Test Examiner's Manual
3.2 Test Administration Coordinator's Manual

CHAPTER 4

SCORING
4.1 Overview of Scoring Process
4.2 May 2001 Administration Scoring Report
4.3 2002 Scoring Contractor's Report
4.4 2003 Scoring Contractor's Report
4.5 Raw CR Score Distribution
4.6 Inter-rater Summary Reports

CHAPTER 5

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ITEMS
5.1 Summaries of January 2000 Field Test Results
5.2 Summaries of Field Test Results: May 2000, January 2001, May 2001, January 2002, May 2002
5.3 Item Analysis: Classical Statistics

CHAPTER 6

ITEM CALIBRATION, SCALING, AND EQUATING
6.1 Equating the 2002 Maryland High School Assessments
6.2 Summaries of Methods and Procedures for Calibrating, Equating, and Scoring the 2003 Maryland High School Assessments

CHAPTER 7

SETTING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
7.1 Purpose, Committee Structure, and Timeline
7.2 Context for Standard Setting
7.3 State Board of Education Action
7.4 Technical Report From the Standard Setting Vendor: CTB/McGraw-Hill

CHAPTER 8

VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY
8.1 Shortening the High School Assessment
8.2 Technical Documentation for Achieve Alignment Study: Geometry
8.3 2003 Technical Report

CHAPTER 9

SCORE REPORTING
9.1 Scale Scores
9.2 Sub-score Levels for Each Content

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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