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Stephen Murphy

Stephen Murphy
Dr. Stephen Murphy is Chief Assessment Officer for the newly merged AdvancED and Measured Progress. Leading Measured Progress's continued focus on meaningful, large-scale educational assessment, he oversees all aspects of assessment and research design, development, delivery, scoring, analysis, and reporting.

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9 Steps for Writing Test Items that Make the Grade

[fa icon="calendar'] November, 2017 / by Stephen Murphy posted in Classroom Assessment, Assessment Literacy, College and Career Readiness, Connecting Teaching and Learning

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From classroom teachers to state policy makers, many educators are focused on creating and implementing meaningful assessments. Teachers and district leaders need items that support solid formative assessment practices. They want to use the evidence gathered from these items to inform decisions about instructional strategies, student groupings, and learning targets for individual students and groups. State policy makers and psychometricians focus more on long-range plans such as those to meet ESSA requirements. Suffice it to say, assessment is on educators’ minds.

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