Comparisons with International Assessments |
Researchers: Marielle Simon, Ph.D. and Shelley Stagg Peterson, Ph.D.
This research project compares the constructs (what is measured), assessment formats and standards for the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study with those for the reading component of EQAO's primary and junior division assessments, administered to students in Grades 3 and 6.
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Researcher: W. Todd Rogers, Ph.D., University of Alberta and EQAO Scholar-in-Residence
This research project provides detailed information about how EQAO tests are developed and what makes them of such high quality.
A Comparison of Four Test-Equating Methods [PDF]
Researchers: Xiao Pang, Ph.D., Ebby Madera, Ph.D., Nizam Radwan Ph.D., and Su Zhang, Ph.D., Psychometricians, EQAO
This research project examines four approaches to equating assessment results to ensure comparability from one year to the next.
Maintaining Comparability: The Move to a Single Literacy Score for the OSSLT [PDF]
Researchers: Nizam Radwan, Ph.D., Psychometrician, EQAO; Mark D. Reckase, Ph.D., Michigan State University and EQAO Scholar-in-Residence; and W. Todd Rogers, Ph.D., University of Alberta and EQAO Scholar-in-Residence
In response to recommendations from a comprehensive external review of all EQAO assessment programs, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) was shortened in 2006. Concurrently, the decision to report a single literacy score rather than two separate scores for reading and writing was also taken. This research study describes the model that EQAO followed to ensure that the results for the 2006 OSSLT would be comparable to those for the 2004 version. This was crucial to guarantee the validity of student-performance comparisons between the two administrations.
Model Selection for the Analysis of EQAO Assessment Data [PDF]
Researcher: Yiyu Xie, Ph.D., Psychometrician, EQAO
This research project examines the appropriateness of the current psychometric practices EQAO uses to analyze student responses to test questions and to obtain student scores on its tests
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