By Jacqueline Leighton, Mark Gierl
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Goodman assessments, but also different kinds of diagnostic information. 11, 79% and 73% of teachers believed that it would be valuable to have different diagnostic information than is typically provided by large-scale assessments at the individual student and classroom levels, respectively. 11). A number of results from our survey provide insight into the types of diagnostic information that teachers want from large-scale assessments. 8C, approximately onethird of teachers (38% for state-mandated assessments and 30% for commercial assessments) believed that the diagnostic information currently reported for large-scale assessments is not detailed enough.
White bars represent the percentage of teachers who find various points of reference important. Gray bars represent the percentage of teachers who find various points of reference very important. 0% 10% 20% 30% 46% 89% CUFX098/Leighton 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% P1: SBT 0521865498c02 March 28, 2007 15:19 P1: SBT 0521865498c02 CUFX098/Leighton 0 521 68421 8 The Demand for Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment March 28, 2007 47 The high levels of importance that teachers give to these various methods of reporting diagnostic information, as well as research that indicates many of these reporting methods are not typically used in existing assessment programs (see Goodman & Hambleton, 2004), offer some important insight into ways that current reporting practices could be improved.
The PSAT/NMSQT was not defined from an explicit cognitive model, but this CDA-influenced approach to providing individualized score reports was seen as a more effective way to provide instructionally useful information than approaches that do not differentiate strengths and weaknesses among students with the same total score, or subscores grouped by content or skill. A second example of CDA influence on large-scale testing programs is the College Board research initiative to identify cognitive skills for the critical reading and mathematics sections of the SAT in an effort to make SAT results more informative to both students and educators.
Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment for Education: Theory and Applications by Jacqueline Leighton, Mark Gierl