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CHAPTER 4: SCORING

Measurement, Inc. has been the scoring vendor for both phases of the High School Assessment Program. Chapter 4 includes this vendor’s reports for the May 2001 Administration and the 2002 Administration.

4.1 Overview of Scoring Process

A brief explanation of the scoring process is offered here. Rubrics used for scoring all constructed response items can be accessed at md.k12.org.

4.2 Maryland High School Assessment May 2001 Administration Scoring Report

The sub-categories of this report are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Rangefinding Defined and Explained
  • Rangefinding Activities and Committees
  • Preparation for Rangefinding
  • Preparation of Training Materials
  • Training and Hand Scoring
  • MI Scoring Staff
  • Team Leader and Scorer Training
  • Scoring of Pre-operational Assessment
  • Quality Control of Scoring
  • Continued Monitoring of Sites
  • Scanning and Data Reporting
  • Conclusion

4.3 Maryland High School Assessment 2002 Scoring Contractor’s Report

The sub-categories of this report are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Staffing
  • Rangefinding
  • Team Leader and Scorer Training
  • Handscoring
  • Materials Handling and Data Reporting

4.4 Maryland High School Assessment 2003 Scoring Contractor’s Report

The sub-categories of this report are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Handscoring of Constructed Response Items
  • Handscoring
  • Staffing

4.5 Raw CR Score Distribution 

Tables showing raw CR score distribution data for test administrations in 2001, 2002, and 2003 are included in this section.

Raw CR Score Distribution 2001
Raw CR Score Distribution 2002
Raw CR Score Distribution January 2003 Algebra

Raw CR Score Distribution January 2003 Biology
Raw CR Score Distribution January 2003 English 1
Raw CR Score Distribution January 2003 Geometry
Raw CR Score Distribution January 2003 Government
Raw CR Score Distribution May 2003 Algebra
Raw CR Score Distribution May 2003 Biology
Raw CR Score Distribution May 2003 English 1
Raw CR Score Distribution May 2003 Geometry
Raw CR Score Distribution May 2003 Government

4.6 Inter-Rater Summary Reports

Tables summarizing inter-rater reliability data for test administrations in 2001, 2002, and 2003 are included in this section.

Inter Rate Summary Report 2001
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2002 Algebra
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2002 English 1
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2002 Geometry
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2002 Government
Inter Rater Summary Report May 2002
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2003 Algebra
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2003 English 1
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2003 Biology
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2003 Geometry
Inter Rater Summary Report January 2003 Government


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