Technical Report of the NAEP Mathematics Assessment in Puerto Rico: Focus on Statistical Issues

Publisher: Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Sep 30, 2007
G.P. Baxter, S. Ahmed, E. Sikali, T. Waits, M. Sloan, and S. Salvucci
In 2003, a trial National Assessment of Educational Progress mathematics assessment was administered in Spanish to public school students in grades 4 and 8 in Puerto Rico. On the basis of preliminary analyses of the 2003 data, changes were made in administration and translation procedures for 2005. This report describes the content and administration of the trial assessments in Puerto Rico in 2003 and 2005, problems with item misfit in the 2003 data, results of a special validity analysis, and plans to integrate Puerto Rico into the national sample in future administrations.