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Process Squared: Mining Processes in NAEP Process Data

Published On Friday, January 14, 2022

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) began to transition to digitally based assessments (DBAs) in 2017. DBAs enable the collection of data on students’ interactions with the assessment. However, these data are not trivial to analyze, given their time-dependent nature, abundance, structural complexity, and inevitable errors in collection. For the full potential of process data to be realized, researchers must possess analytical skills that go beyond traditional statistical analysis. In the upcoming 2022 NCME conference, researchers from American Institutes for Research (AIR) , under the guidance of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), will conduct a training session using methods taken from business process mining and graph theory to advance the use of NAEP process data.

Engagement and Assessment: A Rising Tide to Lift all Boats

Published On Friday, December 17, 2021

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Engagement Study was a collaboration between ACT, American Institutes for Research (AIR), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and Educational Testing Service (ETS) under the NAEP R&D Cooperative Agreements to explore the use of engagement enhancing features to improve engagement with, and strengthen the validity of, the NAEP Assessment. The following post was written by Kristin Stoeffler, ACT Project Director, Assessment Design and Cognitive Lab Lead.

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