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Topic: Testing and repeatability
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CJ Masenas

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Registered: 12/6/04
Testing and repeatability
Posted: Aug 25, 2000 10:25 AM
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Given the criticism of standardized tests, I
thought I would investigate the flip side.
Standardized
testing may well be flawed, but among the alternatives
it may be the least objectionable.
Scratching the surface yielded this...

from
http://www.leconsulting.com/arthurhu/2000/06/waslcost.htm

"When 300 papers were graded by fifty-three graders (a
total of 15,900 readings), more than one third of the
papers received every possible grade. That is, 101 of
the 300 papers received all nine grades: A, A-, B+, B,
B-, C+, C, C-, and D. ????

94 percent [of the papers] received either seven,
eight, or nine different grades; and no essay received
less than five different grades from fifty-three
readers."

100% of the 300 essays received 5 different grades!

1961 study by Paul Diederich and his colleagues, as
reported by E. D, Hirsch in "The Schools We Need and
Why We Don't Have Them"

Charlie

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