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Project Title: Five Year (2009-2013) Summative Evaluation of the District of Columbia's Public Schools

PIN: DBASSE-BOTA-11-06         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Board on Testing and Assessment

Beatty, Alexandra

Subject/Focus Area:

Summative Evaluation of the District of Columbia's Public Schools Second Meeting
March 22, 2013 - March 22, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Kelly Iverson
Phone: 202-334-3776
Fax: 202-334-2210


1:00 – 3:00 Discussion of Test Security and Validity of Achievement Test Data
• Overview of test security issues and session goals
Lorraine McDonnell and Carl Cohn
• Best practices for preventing security violations
Kristin Huff, Regents Research Fund [tentative]
• Statistical tools for flagging anomalies and issues they raise
Carswell Whitehead, ETS
• Strategies and issues in forensic investigation of possible security violations
Steve Ferrara, Pearson Assessments
• Case Study: What can DC learn from events in other districts?
Heather Vogel, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Lorraine McDonnell
Carl Cohn
Kent McGuire
Diana Pullin
David Figlio
Susanna Loeb
Marion Orr
Jenny Nagaoka

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
• reactions to cheating discussion
• plans for finalizing April 30th report
• Draft materials provided by DC-EdCORE
• Ideas for Report Framework
• Plans for August meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 25, 2013