The Rating and Matching Item-Objective Alignment Methods

  title={The Rating and Matching Item-Objective Alignment Methods},
  author={Jerome V. D'Agostino and Megan E. Welsh and Adriana D. Cimetta and Lia D. Falco and Shannon Smith and Waverely Vanwinkle and Sonya Powers},
Central to the standards-based assessment validation process is an examination of the alignment between state standards and test items. Several alignment analysis systems have emerged recently, but most rely on either traditional rating or matching techniques. Little, if any, analyses have been reported on the degree of consistency between the two methods and on the item and objective characteristics that influence judges' decisions. We randomly assigned judges to either rate item-objective… CONTINUE READING