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2008 MSA Mathematics Technical Report

Maryland School Assessment
Mathematics
Grades 3 through 8

Technical Report: 2008 Administration


TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. Overview of the 2008 Maryland School Assessment-Mathematics


1.1
Purposes/Uses of the 2008 MSA-Math

1.2
The Voluntary State Curriculum

1.3
Development and Review of the 2008 MSA-Math

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

1.5
Test Administration of the 2008 MSA-Math

1.6
Scoring Procedures of the 2008 MSA-Math

1.7

The 2008 Operational Item Analyses


1.8

Field Test Analyses


1.9

Operational Test Construction Using the Rasch Model


1.10
Linking, Equating, and Scaling Procedures of the 2008 MSA-Math

1.11
Score Interpretation

1.12
Test Validity of the 2008 MSA-Math
1.13
Unidimensionality Analyses of the 2008 MSA-Math
1.14
Item Bank Construction
1.15
Quality Control Procedures

2. Current Results of the 2008 MSA-Math

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 Mathematics Strands

3.6
Decision Accuracy and Consistency at the Cut Scores

3.7
Differential Item Functioning

3.8
Equating and Scaling

4. The 2008 MSA-Math Statistical Summary

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

A. The 2008 MSA-Math Stratified Random Sampling
B. Scale Score Histograms and Tukey Charts
C. The 2008 MSA-Math Classical and Rasch Item Parameters
D. The 2008 MSA-Math Blueprints

A complete copy of the 2008 MSA Mathematics 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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