Alignment Analysis of State F
Language Arts Standards and Assessments
Grades 5, 8, and 11
This study is one of the alignment studies conducted and supported by the Technical Issues of Large-Scale Assessment (TILSA) group of the Council of Chief State School Officers. The alignment institute was held May 21-24, 2001. The report consists of a description of the four criteria used to judge the alignment between State F standards and assessments in language arts and the tables listing the results from the analysis of the coding by six reviewers. Assessment officials in State F also were given Excel files that contain supplementary information, the rating guidelines for the depth-of-knowledge levels assigned by reviewers to the objectives, the summary of coding by all reviewers, the objectives coded by each reviewer by item, and the summary tables.