The Error of State Mandated High School Exams
           Christopher H. Tienken, Seton Hall University, NJ
           Olivia Rodriguez, Rahway High School, NJ
ABSTRACT  
Federal and state education legislation enacted during the last nine years 
encouraged school administrators to use statewide high school assessment 
results to make important decisions about student achievement. In 23 states 
the results determine student eligibility for high school graduation. Less 
than 50% of state education agencies publish or provide information about 
the test resultsí technical characteristics such as standard error of 
measurement and accuracy and consistency estimates. The amount of error 
in individual test results of students ranged from 2.3 to 89 scale score points. 

		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Summer 2010: Volume 14, Issue 2  
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