Areas of Expertise
Supported by state-of-the-art software, AIR’s structured and innovative approach to test development yields tests that provide clean, fair measures of what students know and can do. Our test development team consists of subject-matter experts, most of whom have years of classroom experience. We offer both test development services and support for clients who choose to develop items or tests themselves. More information may be found on our Test Development Web page.
AIR Partners with Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to Create an Online Test Delivery System for States
AIR is partnering with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a state-led consortium committed to developing tests that use technology to better measure student knowledge and to make tests accessible to all. The Smarter Balanced tests will be delivered online and include innovative items and performance tasks that take advantage of the potential of technology.
An extensive compilation of the questions asked at the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring's first Summer Institute about Curriculum Based Measurement, as well as others that may be helpful.
This study compared item difficulties (p-values and b-parameters) from administering the same items in field testing and live testing. Negative changes in item performance based on test position may indicate student fatigue. Contrary to some previous evidence, results showed declines in student performance as items dropped to lower positions on tests.
The College Board conducted a validation study to provide colleges and universities with information about the Writing Test that was added to the new SAT in March 2005. AIR supported this effort by administering an experimental version of the SAT I Writing Test to samples of incoming freshmen at 12 universities and colleges around the United States.