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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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  • A reassessment of frequency and vocabulary size in L2 vocabulary teaching
    Oration
    Norbert Schmitt, Diane Schmitt,
    Language Teaching, Volume 47 Issue 04, pp 484-503

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  • ?We'd be prepared to do something, like if you say?? hypothetical reported speech in business negotiations
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:25 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 19 Dec 2014 at 7:25 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)

  • The development of English learning motivation and learners' identities: A structural equation modeling analysis of longitudinal data from Chinese universities
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 10:48 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:System, Volume 47
    Author(s): Hongchen Xu , Yihong Gao
    This paper reports a structural equation modeling analysis of the relationship between English lea... (show all)

  • Implementing assessment for learning in L2 writing: An activity theory perspective
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 10:48 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:System, Volume 47
    Author(s): Pauline Mak , Icy Lee
    While there is extensive literature on how assessment for learning (AfL) can be put into practice at ... (show all)

  • Investigating how vocabulary is assessed in a narrative task through raters' verbal protocols
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 10:48 am
    Publication date: October 2014
    Source:System, Volume 46
    Author(s): Hui Li , Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
    The study examines the process of assessing vocabulary in oral proficiency examinations. Vocabula... (show all)

  • Putting out the fires: Supervisors' experiences of introducing primary English in Saudi Arabia
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 10:48 am
    Publication date: October 2014
    Source:System, Volume 46
    Author(s): Martin Wedell , Yousif Alshumaimeri
    Teaching English to Young learners (TEYL) initiatives can represent an example of comple... (show all)

  • Using film to provide a context for teaching L2 pragmatics
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 10:48 am
    Publication date: October 2014
    Source:System, Volume 46
    Author(s): Zsuzsanna Ittzes Abrams
    This qualitative study examines the pragmatic tools that first-year learners of German from two intac... (show all)

  • Evaluating the comparability of two measures of lexical diversity
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 10:48 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:System, Volume 47
    Author(s): Fredrik deBoer
    Language practitioners and others increasingly rely on computerized assessments of large samples of written t... (show all)

  • Voices from stakeholders: What makes an academic English test ?international??
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 9:36 am
    Publication date: Available online 21 November 2014
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes
    Author(s): Lin Gu , Youngsoon So
    Recent years have witnessed a growing number of speakers o... (show all)

  • Identifying academically at-risk students in an English-as-a-Lingua-Franca university setting
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 9:36 am
    Publication date: September 2014
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 15
    Author(s): Michael Harrington , Thomas Roche
    This study examines the relationship between written a... (show all)

  • Stories of assessment: Spanish?English bilingual children's agency and interactional competence in oral language assessments
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 8:05 am
    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)

  • Finnish particles mm, jaa and joo as responses to a proposal in negotiation activity
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:55 am
    Publication date: January 2015
    Source:Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 75
    Author(s): Pauliina Siitonen , Karl-Erik Wahlberg
    Negotiation activity, as a form of social interaction, is founded on a... (show all)

  • A model of trust-repair discourse
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:55 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 74
    Author(s): Matteo Fuoli , Carita Paradis
    This article proposes a novel theoretical framework for examining trust-repair... (show all)

  • Developing appreciation of irony in Canadian and Czech discourse
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 7:55 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 74
    Author(s): Eva Filippova
    This empirical study investigates the development of children's understanding of an ironic spea... (show all)

  • Knowing the intentions, meaning and context of classroom assessment: A case study of Singaporean teacher's conception and practice
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • Characteristics of effective exams?Development and validation of an instrument for evaluating written exams
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • Fairness as a multifaceted quality in classroom assessment
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • Towards valid score reports in the Computer Program LOVS: A redesign study
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • A case of technology-enhanced formative assessment and achievement in primary grammar: How is quality assurance of formative assessment assured?
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • Can student-generated test materials support learning?
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • The electronic portfolio as a tool to develop and assess pre-service student teaching competences: Challenges for quality
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • Teaching skills of student teachers: Calibration of an evaluation instrument and its value in predicting student academic engagement
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • The effects of professional development on the attitudes, knowledge and skills for data-driven decision making
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    Publication date: September 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 42
    Author(s): L. Staman , A.J. Visscher , H. Luyten
    The Dutch government and School Inspectorate encourage s... (show all)

  • Assuring the quality of standards-oriented classroom assessment with rubrics for complex competencies
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • Developing the SRL-PV assessment scheme: Preservice teachers? professional vision for teaching self-regulated learning
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Tova Michalsky
    The present study aimed to: (a) develop the SRL-PV scheme for assessing preservice... (show all)

  • The validity and students? experiences of peer assessment in a large introductory class of gene technology
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • The potential formative benefits of portfolio assessment in second and foreign language writing contexts: A review of the literature
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • 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 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    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)

  • Evaluating Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences: An exploration into the effects on participating students? environmental stewardship characteristics and the relationships between these predictors of environmentally responsible behavior
    Posted on 19 Dec 2014 at 5:19 am
    Publication date: June 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 41
    Author(s): Michaela Zint , Anita Kraemer , Giselle Kolenic
    This study evaluated Meaningful Watershed Education... (show all)

  • 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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  • 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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  • Desegregation, Accountability, and Equality: North Carolina and the Nation, 1971-2002
    Posted on 8 Dec 2014 at 1:00 am
    by Scott Baker, Anthony Myers, Brittany Vasquez

    Using North Carolina as a lens to illuminate broader national developments, this paper examines how and why educational policy in the United States turned away from a civil rights agenda of opportu...

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  • The Global Transformation Toward Testing for Accountability
    Posted on 8 Dec 2014 at 1:00 am
    by William C. Smith

    To ensure equal access to high quality education, the global expansion of universal basic education has included accountability measures in the form of academic tests. Presently the majority of cou...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Interactional Competence across Proficiency Levels: How do Learners Manage Interaction in Paired Speaking Tests?
    Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 12:33 am
    by Galaczi, E. D.

    Paired speaking tasks are now commonly used in both pedagogic and assessment contexts, as they elicit a wide range of interactional skills. The current study aims to offer an investigation of the i...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fostering Self-Regulated Learning Through the European Language Portfolio: An Embedded Mixed Methods Study
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 8:52 am
    by Nicholas Allan Ziegler
    The European Language Portfolio (ELP) is an alternative assessment used in foreign language classes throughout Europe to support and record language learning. Directly linked to the Common European... (show all)

  • Tsagari, Dina, & Ildiko Csépes. (Eds.). Language Testing and Evaluation (Vol. 26). Collaboration in Language Testing and Assessment. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2012. Pp. 227. $62.95, cloth. ISBN 978?3?631?63529?2.
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 8:52 am
    by Douglas Paul Margolis

  • 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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  • "Teaching to the Test" in the NCLB Era: How Test Predictability Affects Our Understanding of Student Performance
    Posted on 30 Oct 2014 at 9:57 am
    by Jennings, J. L., Bearak, J. M.

    What is "teaching to the test," and can one detect evidence of this practice in state test scores? This paper unpacks this concept and empirically investigates one variant of it by analyzing test i...

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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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  • L2 Learners? Assessments of Accentedness, Fluency, and Comprehensibility of Native and Nonnative German Speech
    Posted on 15 Oct 2014 at 1:14 am
    by Mary Grantham O'Brien
    In early stages of classroom language learning, many adult second language (L2) learners communicate primarily with one another, yet we know little about which speech stream characteristics learner... (show all)

  • Multilevel Linkages Between State Standards, Teacher Standards, and Student Achievement: Testing External Versus Internal Standards-Based Education Models
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 3:12 am
    by Lee, J., Liu, X., Amo, L. C., Wang, W. L.

    Drawing on national and state assessment datasets in reading and math, this study tested "external" versus "internal" standards-based education models. The goal was to understand whether and how st...

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

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

  • 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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  • If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again: Applications of Sequential IRT Models to Cognitive Assessments
    Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 1:22 am
    by Culpepper, S. A.

    Previous research has considered sequential item response theory (SIRT) models for circumstances where examinees are allowed at least one opportunity to correctly answer questions. Research suggest...

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  • Using Multidimensional CAT to Administer a Short, Yet Precise, Screening Test
    Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 1:22 am
    by Yao, L., Pommerich, M., Segall, D. O.

    Multidimensional computerized adaptive testing (MCAT) provides a mechanism by which the simultaneous goals of accurate prediction and minimal testing time for a screening test could both be met. Th...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Validity of the Internet Addiction Test for Adolescents and Older Children (IAT-A): Tests of Measurement Invariance and Latent Mean Differences
    Posted on 8 Sep 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Teo, T., Kam, C.

    Following the call to ensure the validity of instruments used to assess users’ level of Internet usage, this study examined the factor structure of the Internet Addiction Test–Adolescence version (...

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  • The Influences of Linguistic Demand and Cultural Loading on Cognitive Test Scores
    Posted on 8 Sep 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Cormier, D. C., McGrew, K. S., Ysseldyke, J. E.

    The increasing diversity of the U.S. population has resulted in increased concerns about the psychological assessment of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To date, li...

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  • Stratified Item Selection and Exposure Control in Unidimensional Adaptive Testing in the Presence of Two-Dimensional Data
    Posted on 27 Aug 2014 at 5:35 am
    by Kalinowski, K. E., Natesan, P., Henson, R. K.

    It is not uncommon to use unidimensional item response theory models to estimate ability in multidimensional data with computerized adaptive testing (CAT). The current Monte Carlo study investigate...

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  • The Reliability of Linear Gain Scores as Measures of Student Growth at the Classroom Level in the Presence of Measurement Bias and Student Tracking
    Posted on 27 Aug 2014 at 5:35 am
    by Culpepper, S. A.

    The evaluation of teachers’ performance in the classroom is an important application of educational testing and psychometrics. School districts are using gain scores, such as the average difference...

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  • The Test Matters: The Relationship Between Classroom Observation Scores and Teacher Value Added on Multiple Types of Assessment
    Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 10:26 am
    by Grossman, P., Cohen, J., Ronfeldt, M., Brown, L.

    In this study, we examined how the relationships between one observation protocol, the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation (PLATO), and value-added measures shift when different tests a...

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  • Peer Effects in Urban Schools: Assessing the Impact of Classroom Composition on Student Achievement
    Posted on 13 Aug 2014 at 1:02 am
    by Gottfried, M. A.

    This study evaluates the effects of classroom peers on standardized testing achievement for all third- and fourth-grade students in the Philadelphia School District over 6 school years. With a comp...

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  • Test Review: Classroom Assessment Scoring System Manual: Toddler
    Posted on 12 Aug 2014 at 5:11 am
    by Rodriguez, B. J., Garza, S.

  • Erratum
    Posted on 12 Aug 2014 at 5:11 am

    M. Zoghi & M. Alivandivafa (2014). EFL Reading Anxiety Inventory (EFLRAI): Factorial Validity and Reliability. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32: 318-329. Original DOI: 10.1177/0734282913...

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  • A Closer Look at the Psychometric Properties of the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale-Second Edition Among U.S. Elementary and Secondary School Students
    Posted on 12 Aug 2014 at 5:11 am
    by Lowe, P. A.

    The psychometric properties of the Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale–Second Edition (RCMAS-2) were examined in a sample of 1,003 U.S. elementary and secondary students in Grades 2 to 12. Co...

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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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  • Computerized Adaptive Testing for the Random Weights Linear Logistic Test Model
    Posted on 5 Aug 2014 at 5:58 am
    by Crabbe, M., Vandebroek, M.

    This article discusses four-item selection rules to design efficient individualized tests for the random weights linear logistic test model (RWLLTM): minimum posterior-weighted ...

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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)

  • Evaluating the Adequacy of Social-Emotional Measures in Early Childhood
    Posted on 22 Jun 2014 at 11:55 pm
    by Gokiert, R. J., Georgis, R., Tremblay, M., Krishnan, V., Vandenberghe, C., Lee, C.

    Technical adequacy and usability are important considerations in selecting early childhood social-emotional (SE) screening and assessment measures. As identification of difficulties can be tied to ...

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  • A fine-grained analysis of the effects of negative evidence with and without metalinguistic information in language development
    Posted on 18 Jun 2014 at 5:14 am
    by Lado, B., Bowden, H. W., Stafford, C. A., Sanz, C.

    The current study compared the effectiveness of computer-delivered task-essential practice coupled with feedback consisting of (1) negative evidence with metalinguistic information (NE+MI) or (2) n...

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  • Interaction, modality, and word engagement as factors in lexical learning in a Chinese context
    Posted on 18 Jun 2014 at 5:14 am
    by Niu, R., Helms-Park, R.

    This study investigates the roles of collaborative output, the modality of output, and word engagement in vocabulary learning and retention by Chinese-speaking undergraduate EFL learners. The two t...

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  • Aptitude-treatment interaction effects on explicit rule learning: A latent growth curve analysis
    Posted on 18 Jun 2014 at 5:14 am
    by Hwu, F., Pan, W., Sun, S.

    Finding the match between individuals and educational treatments is the aim of both educators and the aptitude-treatment interaction research paradigm. Using the latent growth curve analysis, the p...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Incidental Grammar Acquisition in Focus on Form and Focus on Forms Instruction for Young Beginner Learners
    Posted on 24 May 2014 at 12:26 am
    by Natsuko Shintani
    Incidental grammar acquisition involves learners ?picking up? a grammatical feature while their primary focus is on some other aspect of language?either message content or another language feature ... (show all)

  • 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)

  • The Effects of Different Lengths of Pretask Planning Time on L2 Learners' Oral Test Performance
    Posted on 12 May 2014 at 3:46 am
    by Lanlan Li, Jiliang Chen, Lan Sun
    The effect of planning on second language (L2) learners' oral performance is a hotly debated topic in the field of second language acquisition. However, studies on the effect of different amounts o... (show all)

  • Cross-National Educational Inequalities and Opportunities to Learn: Conflicting Views of Instructional Time
    Posted on 8 May 2014 at 11:05 pm
    by Long, D. A.

    Educational reformers use international evidence to argue that increasing the number of days in school and the length of the school day will improve academic achievement. However, the international...

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  • 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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  • The influence of prompt on group oral tests
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Leaper, D. A., Riazi, M.

    This paper reports an investigation into how the prompt may influence the discourse of group oral tests. The group oral test, in which three or four participants are rated on their ability to discu...

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  • A multifaceted approach to investigating pre-task planning effects on paired oral test performance
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Nitta, R., Nakatsuhara, F.

    Despite the growing popularity of paired format speaking assessments, the effects of pre-task planning time on performance in these formats are not yet well understood. For example, some studies ha...

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  • An investigation of the use of TOEFL(R) Junior™ Standard scores for ESL placement decisions in secondary education
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Papageorgiou, S., Cho, Y.

    A common use of language tests is to support decisions about examinees such as placement into appropriate classes. Research on placement testing has focused on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) i...

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  • Book review: Aligning Frameworks of Reference in Language Testing: The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Papageorgiou, S.

  • A latent variable investigation of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening-Kindergarten assessment: Construct identification and multigroup comparisons between Spanish-speaking English-language learners (ELLs) and non-ELL students
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Huang, F. L., Konold, T. R.

    Psychometric properties of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Kindergarten (PALS-K) instrument were investigated in a sample of 2844 first-time public school kindergarteners. PALS-K ...

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  • Book review: Classroom-Based Assessment in the School Foreign Language Classroom
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Yu, G.

  • Examining the impact of L2 proficiency and keyboarding skills on scores on TOEFL-iBT writing tasks
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Barkaoui, K.

    A major concern with computer-based (CB) tests of second-language (L2) writing is that performance on such tests may be influenced by test-taker keyboarding skills. Poor keyboarding skills may forc...

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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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  • A study of secondary school English teachers' beliefs in the context of curriculum reform in China
    Posted on 25 Mar 2014 at 12:51 am
    by Zhang, F., Liu, Y.

    This study examines the beliefs of Chinese junior high school English teachers about foreign language teaching and influencing contextual factors in a time when curriculum innovation is confronting...

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  • Book review: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language Testing, 5th edition
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Santos, V. D. O.

  • Examining testlet effects in the TestDaF listening section: A testlet response theory modeling approach
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Eckes, T.

    Testlets are subsets of test items that are based on the same stimulus and are administered together. Tests that contain testlets are in widespread use in language testing, but they also share a fu...

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  • At the interface between language testing and second language acquisition: Language ability and context of learning
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Gu, L.

    This study investigated the relationship between latent components of academic English language ability and test takers’ study-abroad and classroom learning experiences through a structural equatio...

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  • Book review: The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Elder, C.

  • Examining differential item functioning trends for English language learners in a reading test: A meta-analytical approach
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Koo, J., Becker, B. J., Kim, Y.-S.

    In this study, differential item functioning (DIF) trends were examined for English language learners (ELLs) versus non-ELL students in third and tenth grades on a large-scale reading assessment. T...

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  • Principles of quantile regression and an application
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Chen, F., Chalhoub-Deville, M.

    Newer statistical procedures are typically introduced to help address the limitations of those already in practice or to deal with emerging research needs. Quantile regression (QR) is introduced in...

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  • Hebrew language assessment measure for preschool children: A comparison between typically developing children and children with specific language impairment
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Katzenberger, I., Meilijson, S.

    The Katzenberger Hebrew Language Assessment for Preschool Children (henceforth: the KHLA) is the first comprehensive, standardized language assessment tool developed in Hebrew specifically for olde...

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  • The reliability of morphological analyses in language samples
    Posted on 5 Jan 2014 at 10:51 pm
    by Tommerdahl, J., Kilpatrick, C. D.

    It is currently unclear to what extent a spontaneous language sample of a given number of utterances is representative of a child’s ability in morphology and syntax. This lack of information about ...

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  • Illustrating Students' Perceptions of English Language Assessment: Voices from China
    Posted on 10 Dec 2013 at 2:23 am
    by Xiao, Y., Carless, D. R.

    Whilst there are studies exploring students’ perspectives of assessment, relatively little is known about how Chinese high school students’ respond to assessment. Students’ perspectives are particu...

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  • New Directions In Vocabulary Testing
    Posted on 10 Dec 2013 at 2:23 am
    by Webb, S. A., Sasao, Y.

    There have been great strides made in research on vocabulary in the last 30 years. However, there has been relatively little progress in the development of new vocabulary tests. This may be due in ...

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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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