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The Reliability of Document-Based Essay Questions on Advanced Placement History Examinations [microform] / Brent Bridgeman and Others
Bib ID 5599452
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Bridgeman, Brent
 
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Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
31 p. 
Summary

If a student writes two essays, the score reliability can be estimated from the correlation between essays. However, if the essays are in different modes or require different skills, the reliability may be underestimated from the correlation. In Advanced Placement history examinations, students wrote one standard essay and one essay that required analysis and synthesis of historical documents that were included with the question statement. If these Document-Based Questions (DBQs) were assessing substantially different skills from the standard essays, then the reliability of DBQ scores would be underestimated from their correlation with a standard essay score. A sample of 1,045 U.S. history students and 891 European history students participated in a special study in which they wrote essays for either 2 DBQ questions and 1 standard essay question or 3 standard essay questions. The DBQ correlated as highly with a standard essay as with another DBQ, suggesting that the simple correlation of the two types of scores did not underestimate the reliability of the essay scores. Appendix A lists standard essay topics, and Appendix B presents DBQ topics. (Author/SLD)

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Advanced Placement.  |  Constructed Response.  |  Correlation.  |  Essay Tests.  |  European History.  |  High School Students.  |  High Schools.  |  Reliability.  |  Scores.  |  United States History.  |  Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
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