Many educational policymakers have recommended increasing the "alignment" among assessment measures administered to incoming college students, with the goal of consolidating various measures so that multiple uses could be derived from fewer tests. This study describes alignment among different math and language arts assessments administered to secondary and incoming first-year college students. The author did not find evidence of large discrepancies among tests; instead, the numerous smaller discrepancies generally reflected variations in test purpose.
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Methodology and Limitations
Alignment Among Secondary and Postsecondary Assessments in California
Alignment Among Secondary and Postsecondary Assessments in Georgia
Alignment Among Secondary and Post-Secondary Assessments in Maryland
Alignment Among Secondary and Post-Secondary Assessments in Oregon
Alignment Among Secondary and Post-Secondary Assessments in Texas
Summary and Conclusion
Math Categories Guide
English/Language Arts Categories Guide
Kappa Values for Coding Categories
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