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2004 MSA Reading Technical Report

Maryland School Assessment
Reading
Grades 3 Through 8

Technical Report: 2004 Administration



TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. Overview of the 2004 Maryland School Assessment-Reading


1.1
General Overview of the 2004 MSA-Reading

1.2
Purposes/Uses of the 2004 MSA-Reading

1.3
The Voluntary State Curriculum

1.4
Development and Review of the 2004 MSA-Reading

1.5
Test Structure of the 2004 MSA-Reading

1.6
Test Administration

1.7
Scoring Procedures

1.8

Operational Test Analyses:  Grades 3, 5, and 8


1.9

Field Test Analyses for Scoring Purposes:  Grades 4, 6, and 7


1.10
Linking, Equating, and Scaling Procedures

1.11
Standard Setting:  Grades 4, 6, and 7

1.12
Score Interpretation

1.13
Test Validity
1.14
Item Bank Construction

2. Current Results of the 2004 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 2004 MSA-Reading Statistical Summary

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

A. The 2004 MSA-Reading Scale Score Histograms
B. The 2004 MSA-Reading Classical and IRT Item Parameters
C. The 2004 MSA-Reading Blueprints
D. The Recentered 2003 MSA-Reading Raw Score to Scale Score Conversion Tables



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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