Classroom Assessment Principles to Support Teaching and Learning

Feb. 11, 2020

Link to Resource: Classroom Assessment Principles to Support Teaching and Learning Authors: Lorrie Shepard, Elena Diaz-Bilello, William Penuel, and Scott Marion Suggested Citation: Shepard, L. A., Diaz-Bilello, E., Penuel, W. R., & Marion, S. F. (2020). Classroom assessment principles to support teaching and learning . Boulder, CO: Center for Assessment,...

Between-Year Stability of Growth Percentiles : Technical Brief #3

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Between-Year Stability of Growth Percentiles : Technical Brief #3 Authors: Benjamin R. Shear and Elena Diaz-Bilello The purpose of this research brief for the Colorado Department of Education Accountability & Data Analysis Unit is to examine the stability of year‐to‐year median growth percentiles by assessment content area...

Growth Percentiles, Achievement & Demographics: Technical Brief #1 - 2019

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Growth Percentiles, Achievement & Demographics: Technical Brief #1 - 2019 Author: Benjamin R. Shear and Elena Diaz-Bilello The purpose of this research brief for the Colorado Department of Education Accountability & Data Analysis is to address to what extent are school‐level Median Growth Percentiles correlated with current...

Factors Impacting Growth Percentile Variability: Technical Brief #2 - 2019

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Factors Impacting Growth Percentile Variability: Technical Brief #2 - 2019 Author: Benjamin R. Shear and Elena Diaz-Bilello The purpose of this research brief for the Colorado Department of Education Accountability & Data Analysis Unit is to address the question, compared to achievement, how much of the variability...

Summary of Median Growth Percentile Analyses: Descriptive Statistics, Demographics Correlations, and Stability Analyses

Jan. 16, 2020

Link to Resource: Summary of Median Growth Percentile Analyses: Descriptive Statistics, Demographics Correlations, and Stability Analyses Authors: Benjamin R. Shear Citation: Shear, B.R. (2019). Summary of median growth percentile analyses: Descriptive statistics, demographics correlations, and stability analyses. Boulder, CO: The Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE).

Using Administrative Test-Score Data to Study Educational Opportunity in the US

Keynote address presented by Benjamin Shear at the St John’s University in Queens, New York at the 7th Annual Leadership Symposium on Mar. 16, 2019. In this talk Dr. Shear will discuss the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), a publicly available dataset containing information about student achievement for nearly all...

Using Hierarchical Logistic Regression to Study DIF and DIF Variance in Multilevel Data

By Benjamin Shear. When contextual features of test-taking environments differentially affect item responding for different test-takers and these features vary across test administrations, they may cause differential item functioning (DIF) that varies across test administrations. Because many common DIF detection methods ignore potential DIF variance, this paper proposes the use of random coefficient hierarchical logistic regression (RC-HLR) models to test for both uniform DIF and DIF variance simultaneously.

Considerations for Adopting and Implementing Innovative Assessment Systems

Link to Resource: Considerations for Adopting and Implementing Innovative Assessment Systems Authors: Benjamin Shear, Elena Diaz-Bilello, Rajendra Chattergoon Suggested citation: Shear, B.R., Diaz-Bilello, E., & Chattergoon, R. (2017). Considerations for adopting and implementing innovative assessment systems. Brief commissioned by the Colorado Department of Education. Boulder, CO: Center for Assessment Design...