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This web page lists articles in general applied linguistics and educational research journals that may be related to language testing and assessment, or use language tests as part of their methodology. Over thirty widely used journals are currently scanned for relevant articles. Content of the specialist language testing journals can be found here.

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  • Issues in post-entry language assessment in English-medium universities
    Oration
    John Read,
    Language Teaching, Volume 48 Issue 02, pp 217-234

    Abstract



  • Learner Identity, Learner Agency, and the Assessment of Language Proficiency: Some Reflections Prompted by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    Research Articles
    David Little, Gudrun Erickson,
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 35, pp 120-139

    Abstract



  • Towards valid score reports in the Computer Program LOVS: A redesign study
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Fabienne M. Van der Kleij , Theo J.H.M. Eggen , Ronald J.H. Engelen
    Supporting users in interpr... (show all)

  • The electronic portfolio as a tool to develop and assess pre-service student teaching competences: Challenges for quality
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Katrien Struyven , Yves Blieck , Véronique De Roeck
    Many teacher education institutions aim to ... (show all)

  • A case of technology-enhanced formative assessment and achievement in primary grammar: How is quality assurance of formative assessment assured?
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Mary K. Sheard , Bette Chambers
    This article investigates how using an online resource with lear... (show all)

  • Teachers? knowledge about psychology: Development and validation of a test measuring theoretical foundations for teaching and its relation to instructional behavior
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: March 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 44
    Author(s): Hendrik Lohse-Bossenz , Olga Kunina-Habenicht , Theresa Dicke , Detlev Leutner , Mareike Kunter
    ... (show all)

  • A multi-criteria approach for the group assessment of an academic course: A case study
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: March 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 44
    Author(s): Antonella Certa , Mario Enea , Fabrizio Hopps
    The present paper aims at proposing a structured met... (show all)

  • Fairness as a multifaceted quality in classroom assessment
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Robin D. Tierney
    Fairness is an essential and enduring ideal in education, but it has not been cl... (show all)

  • Assuring the quality of standards-oriented classroom assessment with rubrics for complex competencies
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Robbert Smit , Thomas Birri
    Rubrics are assessment tools that help students gain complex compete... (show all)

  • Characteristics of effective exams?Development and validation of an instrument for evaluating written exams
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Benjamin Froncek , Gerrit Hirschfeld , Meinald T. Thielsch
    Students? feedback is common in teac... (show all)

  • The potential formative benefits of portfolio assessment in second and foreign language writing contexts: A review of the literature
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Tony Burner
    This article identifies the potential formative benefits of using portfolio assessmen... (show all)

  • The validity and students? experiences of peer assessment in a large introductory class of gene technology
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Henna Asikainen , Viivi Virtanen , Liisa Postareff , Pekka Heino
    Although studies have examine... (show all)

  • A study of the alignment of learning targets and assessment to generic skills in the new senior secondary mathematics curriculum in Hong Kong
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Ka-Cheong Leung , Frederick K.S. Leung , Haode Zuo
    Education reform is now a worldwide phenomen... (show all)

  • Can student-generated test materials support learning?
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Ricky Lam
    This paper aims to investigate students? perspectives on the interplay between the form... (show all)

  • SCIIENCE: The creation and pilot implementation of an NGSS-based instrument to evaluate early childhood science teaching
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 45
    Author(s): Joan N. Kaderavek , Tamala North , Regina Rotshtein , Hoangha Dao , Nicholas Liber , Geoff Milew... (show all)

  • Knowing the intentions, meaning and context of classroom assessment: A case study of Singaporean teacher's conception and practice
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Wei Shin Leong
    With the articulation of new ?Holistic and Balanced Assessment? initiatives in Sin... (show all)

  • Teaching skills of student teachers: Calibration of an evaluation instrument and its value in predicting student academic engagement
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Wim van de Grift , Michelle Helms-Lorenz , Ridwan Maulana
    Student teachers are expected to deve... (show all)

  • A corpus-based environmental academic word list building and its validity test
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 1:12 pm
    Publication date: July 2015
    Source:English for Specific Purposes, Volume 39
    Author(s): Jia Liu , Lina Han
    This study discusses the necessity of creating field-specific academic word lists and... (show all)

  • ?We'd be prepared to do something, like if you say?? hypothetical reported speech in business negotiations
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 1:12 pm
    Publication date: October 2014
    Source:English for Specific Purposes, Volume 36
    Author(s): Almut Koester
    This article examines the use of hypothetical reported speech (HRS) in business negotiat... (show all)

  • Friend or foe? Google Translate in language for academic purposes
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 1:12 pm
    Publication date: January 2015
    Source:English for Specific Purposes, Volume 37
    Author(s): Michael Groves , Klaus Mundt
    A recent development in digital technology, machine translation (MT), is... (show all)

  • Stories of assessment: Spanish?English bilingual children's agency and interactional competence in oral language assessments
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 12:34 pm
    Publication date: April 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 29
    Author(s): Meghan Corella Morales , Jin Sook Lee
    Prompted by a concern that the cognitivist orientation and monolingua... (show all)

  • Evaluative stance in high achieving Year 3 persuasive texts
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 12:34 pm
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 30
    Author(s): Damon P. Thomas , Angela A. Thomas , David T. Moltow
    This paper seeks to explicate the broad range of evalu... (show all)

  • Latino(a) and Burmese elementary school students reading scientific informational texts: The interrelationship of the language of the texts, students? talk, and conceptual change theory
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 12:34 pm
    Publication date: April 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 29
    Author(s): Keri-Anne Croce
    This article is the result of an investigation examining 17 multilingual students transactin... (show all)

  • A.GreenExploring Language Assessment and Testing: Language in ActionRoutledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics2013978-0415597241269 pp
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 12:34 pm
    Publication date: Available online 20 February 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education
    Author(s): Eun Jeong Park




  • Addressing the problem of outside assistance in pre-sessional writing assessments
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 18
    Author(s): Carolyn Westbrook , Peter Holt
    Reading-into-writing assessments on pre-sessional language pro... (show all)

  • Voices from stakeholders: What makes an academic English test ?international??
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 18
    Author(s): Lin Gu , Youngsoon So
    Recent years have witnessed a growing number of speakers of all varieti... (show all)

  • Assessing academic writing on a pre-sessional EAP course: Designing assessment which supports learning
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 18
    Author(s): Martin Seviour
    Pre-sessional EAP courses in the UK fulfil a difficult dual role. Not only are ... (show all)

  • Assessing the quality of arguments in students' persuasive writing: A case study analyzing the relationship between surface structure and substance
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: March 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 17
    Author(s): Paul Stapleton , Yanming (Amy) Wu
    In the present case study, 125 high school students in Hon... (show all)

  • The effectiveness of focused instruction of formulaic sequences in augmenting L2 learners' academic writing skills: A quantitative research study
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: March 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 17
    Author(s): Lina AlHassan , David Wood
    To date, experts in the field of second language acquisition (SLA... (show all)

  • Using feedback comments to develop a rating scale for a written coursework assessment
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 18
    Author(s): Ricky Jeffrey
    This article introduces the use of tutor-to-student summative feedback comments ... (show all)

  • Opposing tensions of local and international standards for EAP writing programmes: Who are we assessing for?
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 18
    Author(s): Emma Bruce , Liz Hamp-Lyons
    In response to recent curriculum changes in secondary schools in ... (show all)

  • One teacher's take on using a ?test? for diagnostic purposes in the classroom
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 18
    Author(s): Christine Doe
    More and more large-scale assessments are said to have diagnostic or formative p... (show all)

  • Linguistic dimensions of impromptu test essays compared with successful student disciplinary writing: Effects of language background, topic, and L2 proficiency
    Posted on 24 May 2015 at 6:06 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 18
    Author(s): Sara Cushing Weigle , Eric Friginal
    One important validity question with regard to writing as... (show all)

  • The Detection and Primed Production of Novel Constructions
    Posted on 14 May 2015 at 12:51 am
    by Kim McDonough, Angelica Fulga
    Situated within second language (L2) research about the acquisition of morphosyntax, this study investigated English L2 speakers? detection and primed production of a novel construction with morpho... (show all)

  • Performance Screens for School Improvement: The Case of Teacher Tenure Reform in New York City
    Posted on 12 May 2015 at 6:00 pm
    by Loeb, S., Miller, L. C., Wyckoff, J.

    Tenure is intended to protect teachers with demonstrated teaching skills against arbitrary or capricious dismissal. Critics of typical tenure processes argue that tenure assessments are superficial...

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  • Initial Development and Factor Structure of the Educator Test Stress Inventory
    Posted on 7 May 2015 at 10:19 am
    by von der Embse, N. P., Kilgus, S. P., Solomon, H. J., Bowler, M., Curtiss, C.

    With the proliferation of test-based accountability policies, educators and students alike are under pressure to improve test performance. However, little is known regarding the stress experienced ...

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  • Stochastic Curtailment in Adaptive Mastery Testing: Improving the Efficiency of Confidence Interval-Based Stopping Rules
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Sie, H., Finkelman, M. D., Bartroff, J., Thompson, N. A.

    A well-known stopping rule in adaptive mastery testing is to terminate the assessment once the examinee’s ability confidence interval lies entirely above or below the cut-off score. This article pr...

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  • Reliability-Based Feature Weighting for Automated Essay Scoring
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Attali, Y.

    From their earliest origins, automated essay scoring systems strived to emulate human essay scores and viewed them as their ultimate validity criterion. Consequently, the importance (or weight) and...

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  • An Investigation of the Impact of Guessing on Coefficient {alpha} and Reliability
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Paek, I.

    Guessing is known to influence the test reliability of multiple-choice tests. Although there are many studies that have examined the impact of guessing, they used rather restrictive assumptions (e....

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  • Methods for Evaluating Composite Reliability, Classification Consistency, and Classification Accuracy for Mixed-Format Licensure Tests
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Moses, T., Kim, S.

    The purpose of this study was to propose extensions of reliability estimation methods that could be used to determine the conditions under which single scoring for constructed-response (CR) items i...

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  • Does a Speaking Task Affect Second Language Comprehensibility?
    Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 11:18 am
    by Dustin Crowther, Pavel Trofimovich, Talia Isaacs, Kazuya Saito
    The current study investigated task effects on listener perception of second language (L2) comprehensibility (ease of understanding). Sixty university-level adult speakers of English from 4 first l... (show all)

  • EFL Learners' Multiple Documents Literacy: Effects of a Strategy-Directed Intervention Program
    Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 11:18 am
    by Mohammad Nabi Karimi
    There is a substantial body of L2 research documenting the central role of strategy instruction in reading comprehension. However, this line of research has been conducted mostly within the single ... (show all)

  • Towards a Theory of Diagnosis in Second and Foreign Language Assessment: Insights from Professional Practice Across Diverse Fields
    Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 7:38 am
    by Alderson, J. C., Brunfaut, T., Harding, L.

    Diagnostic language assessment has received increased research interest in recent years, with particular attention on methods through which diagnostic information can be gleaned from standardized p...

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  • Feedback About Self-Regulation: Does It Remain an ?Unfinished Business? in Portfolio Assessment of Writing?
    Posted on 26 Apr 2015 at 3:03 am
    by Ricky Lam

  • Oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya: reading acquisition in a multilingual environment
    Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 7:41 pm
    by Benjamin Piper, Leila Schroeder, Barbara Trudell
    Reading research has shown that variable relationships exist between measures of oral reading fluency and reading comprehension, depending on whether the language of the text is the reader's first ... (show all)

  • Phonetics instruction improves learners' perception of L2 sounds
    Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 5:33 am
    by Kissling, E. M.

    Explicit phonetics instruction can help second language (L2) learners to moderately improve their pronunciation, but less is known about how the instruction affects learners’ perception, even thoug...

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  • The effect of instruction on pragmatic routines in academic discussion
    Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 5:33 am
    by Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., Vellenga, H. E.

    This study investigates the effect of instruction on the acquisition of pragmatic routines used in academic discussion, specifically expressions of agreement, disagreement, and clarification. Thirt...

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  • Do component weighting and testing method affect time management and approaches to test preparation? A study on the washback mechanism
    Posted on 12 Apr 2015 at 4:39 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:System, Volume 50
    Author(s): Qin Xie
    This study utilized Structural Equation Modeling to investigate the washback mechanism, focusing on two design aspects o... (show all)

  • B.ArféJ.DockrellV.BerningerWriting Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems: Implications for Assessment and Instruction2014Oxford University PressNew Yorkxvii+384 pp.
    Posted on 12 Apr 2015 at 4:39 am
    Publication date: Available online 7 March 2015
    Source:System
    Author(s): Youxia Sun




  • Taking French interactional style into the classroom
    Posted on 12 Apr 2015 at 4:39 am
    Publication date: February 2015
    Source:System, Volume 48
    Author(s): Kerry Mullan
    It is well known that different interactional styles can lead to pragmatic failure between speakers of differen... (show all)

  • Scriptlines as emergent artifacts in collaborative group planning
    Posted on 12 Apr 2015 at 12:14 am
    Publication date: January 2015
    Source:Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 76
    Author(s): Silvia Kunitz
    By adopting a process-oriented, praxeological approach to planning research, this study illustra... (show all)

  • Book Review: Computerized Multistage Testing: Theory and Applications
    Posted on 8 Apr 2015 at 4:17 am
    by Curi, M.

  • A Review of SimuMCAT: A Simulation Software for Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 8 Apr 2015 at 4:17 am
    by Sie, H.

    This article reviews the software package SimuMCAT that simulates unidimensional and multidimensional computerized adaptive testing with various types of items (dichotomous/polytomous) and loading ...

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  • New Item Selection Methods for Cognitive Diagnosis Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 8 Apr 2015 at 4:17 am
    by Kaplan, M., de la Torre, J., Barrada, J. R.

    This article introduces two new item selection methods, the modified posterior-weighted Kullback–Leibler index (MPWKL) and the generalized deterministic inputs, noisy "and" gate (G-DINA) model disc...

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  • It matters whether reading comprehension is conceptualised as rate or accuracy
    Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 3:25 am
    by Louise Flensted Rønberg, Dorthe Klint Petersen
    This study shows that it makes a difference whether accuracy measures or rate measures are used when assessing reading comprehension. When the outcome is reading comprehension accuracy (i.e., the n... (show all)

  • Interrogating the construct of aviation English: Feedback from test takers in Korea
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Kim, H., Elder, C.

    This paper explores the underlying construct of both the English proficiency test for pilot and air traffic controller radiotelephony communication developed and administered in Korea and the ICAO ...

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  • The incremental contribution of TOEIC(R) Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing tests to predicting performance on real-life English language tasks
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Powers, D. E., Powers, A.

    Typically, English language proficiency tests yield multiple scores – usually for each of the four traditional language domains. In order to maximize the usefulness of test scores, they may need to...

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  • Validity argument for assessing L2 pragmatics in interaction using mixed methods
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Youn, S. J.

    This study investigates the validity of assessing L2 pragmatics in interaction using mixed methods, focusing on the evaluation inference. Open role-plays that are meaningful and relevant to the sta...

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  • Language assessment training in Hong Kong: Implications for language assessment literacy
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Lam, R.

    Despite the call for using assessment to promote effective learning, most language teachers remain underprepared to conduct classroom-based formative assessment and interpret the summative assessme...

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  • Exploring ways to provide diagnostic feedback with an ESL placement test: Cognitive diagnostic assessment of L2 reading ability
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Kim, A.-Y.

    Previous research in cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) of L2 reading ability has been frequently conducted using large-scale English proficiency exams (e.g., TOEFL, MELAB). Using CDA, it is pos...

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  • What accounts for integrated reading-to-write task scores?
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Shin, S.-Y., Ewert, D.

    Reading-to-write (RTW) tasks are becoming increasingly popular and have already been used in several high-stakes English proficiency exams, either replacing or complementing a prompt-based essay te...

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  • Volume 35
    Posted on 28 Feb 2015 at 5:00 pm
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 35


    The Annual Review of Applied Linguistics reviews recent research in key areas of the broad field of applied linguistics. Each issue is thematic, cov... (show all)

  • Net and Global Differential Item Functioning in PISA Polytomously Scored Science Items: Application of the Differential Step Functioning Framework
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Akour, M., Sabah, S., Hammouri, H.

    The purpose of this study was to apply two types of Differential Item Functioning (DIF), net and global DIF, as well as the framework of Differential Step Functioning (DSF) to real testing data to ...

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  • Assessing Self-Regulated Strategies for School Writing: Cross-Cultural Validation of a Triadic Measure
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Malpique, A. A., Margarida Veiga Simao, A.

    This study reports on the construction of a questionnaire to assess ninth-grade students’ use of self-regulated strategies for school writing tasks. Exploratory and confirmatory factorial analyses ...

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  • A Multi-Sample Investigation of the Assessment and Locomotion Scales in a Population of Secondary School Students
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Hodis, F. A.

    Understanding human motivation requires gauging individuals’ strivings to be effective in controlling goal pursuits and establishing the truth about themselves and their experiences. Two constructs...

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  • Motivation and Engagement in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and China: Testing a Multi-Dimensional Framework
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Martin, A. J., Yu, K., Papworth, B., Ginns, P., Collie, R. J.

    This study explored motivation and engagement among North American (the United States and Canada; n = 1,540), U.K. (n = 1,558), Australian (n = 2,283), and Chinese (n = 3,753) secondary school stud...

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  • Comparing Simple Scoring With IRT Scoring of Personality Measures: The Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales
    Posted on 9 Feb 2015 at 10:42 am
    by Oswald, F. L., Shaw, A., Farmer, W. L.

    This article analyzes data from U.S. Navy sailors (N = 8,956), with the central measure being the Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales (NCAPS). Analyses and results from this article extend an...

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  • On-the-Fly Assembled Multistage Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 9 Feb 2015 at 10:42 am
    by Zheng, Y., Chang, H.-H.

    Recently, multistage testing (MST) has been adopted by several important large-scale testing programs and become popular among practitioners and researchers. Stemming from the decades of history of...

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  • A Multi-perspective Investigation of Attitudes Towards English Accents in Hong Kong: Implications for Pronunciation Teaching
    Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 4:09 am
    by Jim Y. H. Chan
    The study reported in this article examined Hong Kong students' attitudes towards English accents from three interrelated perspectives: (1) their awareness of accents, (2) their perception of accen... (show all)

  • Development of a Forced-Choice Measure of Typical-Performance Emotional Intelligence
    Posted on 9 Jan 2015 at 4:33 am
    by Anguiano-Carrasco, C., MacCann, C., Geiger, M., Seybert, J. M., Roberts, R. D.

    Self-report ratings of emotional intelligence (EI) can be faked in high-stakes situations. Although forced-choice administration can prevent response distortion, it produces ipsative scores when sc...

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  • Assessment of Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy Beliefs: A Review of the Status of the Art and Some Suggestions to Move the Field Forward
    Posted on 9 Jan 2015 at 4:33 am
    by Alessandri, G., Vecchione, M., Caprara, G. V.

    In the present article, we present a review of the current status of the art with regard to the construct of regulatory emotional self-efficacy beliefs. We start with the definition of the psycholo...

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  • Self-Report Assessments of Emotional Competencies: A Critical Look at Methods and Meanings
    Posted on 9 Jan 2015 at 4:33 am
    by Keefer, K. V.

    This Special Issue of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment offers a critical appraisal of the validity, applied utility, and limitations of self-report assessments of emotional competencies....

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  • Self-assessment of Japanese as a second language: The role of experiences in the naturalistic acquisition
    Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 1:01 am
    by Suzuki, Y.

    Self-assessment has been used to assess second language proficiency; however, as sources of measurement errors vary, they may threaten the validity and reliability of the tools. The present paper i...

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  • A comparison of video- and audio-mediated listening tests with many-facet Rasch modeling and differential distractor functioning
    Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 1:01 am
    by Batty, A. O.

    The rise in the affordability of quality video production equipment has resulted in increased interest in video-mediated tests of foreign language listening comprehension. Although research on such...

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  • Effect of genre on the generalizability of writing scores
    Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 1:01 am
    by Bouwer, R., Beguin, A., Sanders, T., van den Bergh, H.

    In the present study, aspects of the measurement of writing are disentangled in order to investigate the validity of inferences made on the basis of writing performance and to describe implications...

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  • Coming to terms with innovative high-stakes assessment practice: Teachers' viewpoints on assessment reform
    Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 1:01 am
    by East, M.

    Implementing assessment reform can be challenging. Proposed new assessments must be seen by stakeholders to be fit for purpose, and sometimes the perceptions of key stakeholders, such as teachers a...

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  • Language ability of young English language learners: Definition, configuration, and implications
    Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 1:01 am
    by Gu, L.

    In this study I examined the dimensionality of the latent ability underlying language use that is needed to fulfill the demands young learners face in English-medium instructional environments, whe...

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  • The impact of CLIL on affective factors and vocabulary learning
    Posted on 22 Dec 2014 at 4:50 am
    by Heras, A., Lasagabaster, D.

    The aim of this article is twofold: to assess the effectiveness of a CLIL (content and language integrated learning) module on affective factors (motivation and self-esteem), and to test the purpor...

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  • The role of word decoding, vocabulary knowledge and meta-cognitive knowledge in monolingual and bilingual low-achieving adolescents' reading comprehension
    Posted on 22 Dec 2014 at 2:54 am
    by Roel Steensel, Ron Oostdam, Amos Gelderen, Erik Schooten
    In this study, we analysed the relationships between word decoding, vocabulary knowledge, meta-cognitive knowledge and reading comprehension in low-achieving adolescents and examined whether the st... (show all)

  • A Family of Generalized Diagnostic Classification Models for Multiple Choice Option-Based Scoring
    Posted on 10 Dec 2014 at 4:36 am
    by DiBello, L. V., Henson, R. A., Stout, W. F.

    This article proposes a new family of diagnostic classification models (DCM) called the Generalized Diagnostic Classification Models for Multiple Choice Option-Based Scoring (GDCM-MC). The GDCM-MC ...

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  • Online Item Calibration for Q-Matrix in CD-CAT
    Posted on 10 Dec 2014 at 4:36 am
    by Chen, Y., Liu, J., Ying, Z.

    Item replenishment is important for maintaining a large-scale item bank. In this article, the authors consider calibrating new items based on pre-calibrated operational items under the deterministi...

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  • Comparing Two Pre-listening Supports with Iranian EFL Learners: Opportunity or Obstacle
    Posted on 4 Dec 2014 at 2:57 am
    by Alavi, S. M., Janbaz, F.

    Since listening is a crucial component of language competence and fundamental for successful communication as well, its development has been gradually given much attention from language teachers an...

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  • Exploring Teacher Questioning as a Formative Assessment Strategy
    Posted on 4 Dec 2014 at 2:57 am
    by Jiang, Y.

    This study explored teacher questioning as a formative assessment strategy by examining the practices of teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Chinese tertiary institutions. It investigated ...

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  • Examining How Teachers' Beliefs about Communicative Language Teaching Affect Their Instructional and Assessment Practices: A Qualitative Study of EFL University Instructors in Colombia
    Posted on 4 Dec 2014 at 2:57 am
    by Kim, A.-Y. A.

    Although there has been a plethora of research on how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been implemented in instruction, few have examined how teacher’s beliefs about CLT affects assessment...

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  • Factorial Invariance of an Integrated Measure of Classroom Sense of Community in Face-to-Face and Online Courses
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Cho, Y., Hathcoat, J. D., Bridges, S. L., Mathew, S., Bang, H.

    The aim of the present study was to develop a more integrated measure of classroom sense of community (SOC) while testing factorial invariance of the measurement structure across face-to-face and o...

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  • Web-Based Mathematics Progress Monitoring in Second Grade
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Salaschek, M., Souvignier, E.

    We examined a web-based mathematics progress monitoring tool for second graders. The tool monitors the learning progress of two competences, number sense and computation. A total of 414 students fr...

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  • Sex Differential Item Functioning in the Inventory of Early Development III Social-Emotional Skills
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Beaver, J. L., French, B. F., Finch, W. H., Ullrich-French, S. C.

    Social-emotional (SE) skills in the early developmental years of children influence outcomes in psychological, behavioral, and learning domains. The adult ratings of a child’s SE skills can be infl...

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  • Content Validation of the Comprehension of Written Grammar Assessment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Cannon, J. E., Hubley, A. M.

    Content validation is a crucial, but often neglected, component of good test development. In the present study, content validity evidence was collected to determine the degree to which elements (e....

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  • The Link between Pronunciation Anxiety and Willingness to Communicate in the Foreign-Language Classroom: The Polish EFL Context
    Posted on 5 Nov 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Anxiety and L2 self-confidence have been suggested as vital determinants of willingness to communicate (WTC) in a foreign-language (FL) learning environment. Studies also demonstrate that it is a ...

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  • The DELF in Canada: Perceptions of Students, Teachers, and Parents
    Posted on 16 Oct 2014 at 12:26 pm

    The Diplôme d?études de langue française (DELF) has recently gained attention in Canada for its potential as a national French second language (FSL) proficiency test. This article explores the per...

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  • Investigating correspondence between language proficiency standards and academic content standards: A generalizability theory study
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Lin, C.-K., Zhang, J.

    Research on the relationship between English language proficiency standards and academic content standards serves to provide information about the extent to which English language learners (ELLs) a...

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  • Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA)
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Doe, C.

  • Applying unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory models in testlet-based reading assessment
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Min, S., He, L.

    This study examined the relative effectiveness of the multidimensional bi-factor model and multidimensional testlet response theory (TRT) model in accommodating local dependence in testlet-based re...

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  • An examination of rater performance on a local oral English proficiency test: A mixed-methods approach
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Yan, X.

    This paper reports on a mixed-methods approach to evaluate rater performance on a local oral English proficiency test. Three types of reliability estimates were reported to examine rater performanc...

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  • Strategies for testing statistical and practical significance in detecting DIF with logistic regression models
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Fidalgo, A. M., Alavi, S. M., Amirian, S. M. R.

    This study examines three controversial aspects in differential item functioning (DIF) detection by logistic regression (LR) models: first, the relative effectiveness of different analytical strate...

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  • Dynamic assessment of elicited imitation: A case analysis of an advanced L2 English speaker
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by van Compernolle, R. A., Zhang, H.

    The focus of this paper is on the design, administration, and scoring of a dynamically administered elicited imitation test of L2 English morphology. Drawing on Vygotskian sociocultural psychology,...

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  • Book Review: Classroom-based Language Assessment
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Hill, K.

  • Tracking 'learning behaviours' in the incidental acquisition of two dimensional adjectives by Japanese beginner learners of L2 English
    Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 5:08 am
    by Shintani, N., Ellis, R.

    The purpose of this article is to examine both the process and product of vocabulary learning in a task-based instructional context. The article reports a study that investigated the acquisition of...

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  • Vocabulary learning in collaborative tasks: A comparison of pair and small group work
    Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 5:08 am
    by Dobao, A. F.

    This study examined the opportunities that pair and small group interaction offer for collaborative dialogue and second language (L2) vocabulary learning. It compared the performance of the same co...

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  • The multi-feature hypothesis: Connectionist guidelines for L2 task design
    Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 5:08 am
    by Moonen, M., de Graaff, R., Westhoff, G., Brekelmans, M.

    This study focuses on the effects of task type on the retention and ease of activation of second language (L2) vocabulary, based on the multi-feature hypothesis (Moonen, De Graaff, & Westhoff, 2006...

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  • Mismatch: Globalization and Native Speaker Models of Linguistic Competence
    Posted on 6 Aug 2014 at 4:29 am
    by Hodgson, K. M.

    Although the paradigm shift towards English as an International Language (EIL) has been generally accepted within the academic community, a valorization of native speaker norms continues to be prev...

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  • Learning English in the Shadows: Understanding Chinese Learners' Experiences of Private Tutoring
    Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 12:05 am
    by Kevin Wai-Ho Yung
    Given that private tutoring has received increasing attention in research as a global educational phenomenon with significant implications for educational practices, it has become necessary for TES... (show all)

  • Bottom-Up or Top-Down: English as a Foreign Language Vocabulary Instruction for Chinese University Students
    Posted on 23 Jun 2014 at 4:10 am
    by Christo Moskovsky, Guowu Jiang, Alan Libert, Seamus Fagan
    Whereas there has been some research on the role of bottom-up and top-down processing in the learning of a second or foreign language, very little attention has been given to bottom-up and top-down... (show all)

  • Native speakers' perceptions of fluency and accent in L2 speech
    Posted on 10 Jun 2014 at 11:44 pm
    by Pinget, A.-F., Bosker, H. R., Quene, H., de Jong, N. H.

    Oral fluency and foreign accent distinguish L2 from L1 speech production. In language testing practices, both fluency and accent are usually assessed by raters. This study investigates what exactly...

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  • Comparing foreign accent in L1 attrition and L2 acquisition: Range and rater effects
    Posted on 10 Jun 2014 at 11:44 pm
    by Schmid, M. S., Hopp, H.

    This study examines the methodology of global foreign accent ratings in studies on L2 speech production. In three experiments, we test how variation in raters, range within speech samples, as well ...

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  • Raters' decisions, rating procedures and rating scales
    Posted on 10 Jun 2014 at 11:44 pm
    by Kuiken, F., Vedder, I.

    This special issue of Language Testing explores raters’ evaluations of L2 proficiency and possible causes of variability of rater judgments. In addition to the analysis of rater behavior and rater ...

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  • SLA developmental stages and teachers' assessment of written French: Exploring Direkt Profil as a diagnostic assessment tool
    Posted on 10 Jun 2014 at 11:44 pm
    by Granfeldt, J., Agren, M.

    One core area of research in Second Language Acquisition is the identification and definition of developmental stages in different L2s. For L2 French, Bartning and Schlyter (2004) presented a model...

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  • Ultimate attainment of anaphora resolution in L2 Chinese
    Posted on 3 Jun 2014 at 8:47 am
    by Zhao, L. X.

    The current study tests the Interface Hypothesis through forward and backward anaphora in complex sentences with temporal subordinate clauses in highly proficient English-speaking learners’ second-...

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  • Validity and sensitivity of the phonics screening check: implications for practice
    Posted on 13 May 2014 at 1:29 am
    by Fiona J. Duff, Silvana E. Mengoni, Alison M. Bailey, Margaret J. Snowling
    Background Introduced in June 2012, the phonics screening check aims to assess whether 6-year-old children are meeting an appropriate standard in phonic decoding and to identify children struggling... (show all)

  • Assessment Fidelity in Reading Intervention Research: A Synthesis of the Literature
    Posted on 5 May 2014 at 1:00 pm
    by Reed, D. K., Cummings, K. D., Schaper, A., Biancarosa, G.

    Recent studies indicate that examiners make a number of intentional and unintentional errors when administering reading assessments to students. Because these errors introduce construct-irrelevant ...

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  • Individual Differences in Reading Development: A Review of 25 Years of Empirical Research on Matthew Effects in Reading
    Posted on 5 May 2014 at 1:00 pm
    by Pfost, M., Hattie, J., Dorfler, T., Artelt, C.

    The idea of Matthew effects in reading—the widening achievement gap between good and poor readers—has attracted considerable attention in education research in the past 25 years. Despite the popula...

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  • Further Evidence of the Comparative Memorability of Alliterative Expressions in Second Language Learning
    Posted on 27 Mar 2014 at 8:08 am
    by Boers, F., Lindstromberg, S., Webb, S.

    Previous research has furnished evidence that alliterative expressions (e.g. a slippery slope) are comparatively memorable for second language learners, at least when these expressions are attended...

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  • Literacy components model for at-risk young adults enrolled in career and technical education
    Posted on 15 Aug 2013 at 8:04 am
    by Daryl F. Mellard, Kari L. Woods, Linette McJunkin
    Little is known about literacy skills of an important adult population: educationally and economically disadvantaged young adults. This exploratory study used principal components analysis of 33 me... (show all)

  • Sources of L2 writing apprehension: a study of Egyptian university students
    Posted on 17 Dec 2012 at 12:30 pm
    by Muhammad M. Abdel Latif
    High levels of apprehension cause students to have writing difficulties. This study attempted to identify the sources of Egyptian university students? English writing apprehension. The study made u... (show all)

  • Validity of the children's orientation to book reading rating scale
    Posted on 21 May 2012 at 10:44 am
    by Joan N. Kaderavek, Ying Guo, Laura M. Justice
    The present study investigates the validity of a 4-point rating scale used to measure the level of preschool children's orientation to literacy during shared book reading. Validity was explored by ... (show all)

  • The need for speed: a critical discourse analysis of the reclassification of English language learners in Arizona
    Posted on 5 May 2012 at 12:01 am

    Abstract  Several states, including Arizona, have enacted English-only legislation, within the past decade, impacting the schooling of students who are identified as English language learner (ELLS...

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