This research brief describes changes made to the middle school Maryland School Assessment (MSA) reading performance prediction models. The models provide estimates for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) MSA monitoring tools (Schatz, Gheen, & Rethinam, 2008). The Grades 6, 7, and 8 MSA reading prediction models were modified to accommodate changes in available data. For clarity purposes and because changes were uniformly implemented across the three models, this brief will focus only on the Grade 6 MSA reading prediction model.
Predicting Grade 6 MSA Reading Research Briefv4.pdf (56KB PDF)