Comprehensive Report: Alignment of 2009 NAEP Grade 12 Reading and ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
WESTED, 2010, GRADE 12
For reading, this report describes the four sub-studies comparing the two assessments—NAEP and ACCUPLACER—to the 2009 NAEP Framework and to the SAT framework.
The study discussed in this report evaluates the alignment between the NAEP and ACCUPLACER assessments in reading. The study design is comprised of a qualitative comparison of the NAEP reading framework and the ACCUPLACER reading core test specifications, conducted between late 2009 and early 2010, and a series of alignment activities designed to investigate the degree of alignment between the pairs of assessments and frameworks/specifications. These alignment activities were comprised of a series of four sub-studies to determine the degree of alignment between 1) the Grade 12 NAEP assessment and the NAEP framework, 2) the ACCUPLACER assessment and the ACCUPLACER specifications, 3) the Grade 12 NAEP assessment and the ACCUPLACER specifications, and 4) the ACCUPLACER assessment and the NAEP framework.
Content Alignment: ACCUPLACER | READING | COLLEGE