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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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  • Dynamic assessment of language disabilities
    Oration
    Deirdre Martin,
    Language Teaching, Volume 48 Issue 01, pp 51-68

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  • Testing Hypotheses about Language Learning Using Structural Equation Modeling
    Research Articles
    Paula Winke,
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 34, pp 102-122

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  • Mixed Methods Research in Language Testing and Assessment
    Research Articles
    Eunice Eunhee Jang, Maryam Wagner, Gina Park,
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 34, pp 123-153

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  • Identifying academically at-risk students in an English-as-a-Lingua-Franca university setting
    Posted on 5 Mar 2015 at 5:02 pm
    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)

  • The effectiveness of focused instruction of formulaic sequences in augmenting L2 learners' academic writing skills: A quantitative research study
    Posted on 5 Mar 2015 at 5:02 pm
    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)

  • Assessing the quality of arguments in students' persuasive writing: A case study analyzing the relationship between surface structure and substance
    Posted on 5 Mar 2015 at 5:02 pm
    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)

  • Voices from stakeholders: What makes an academic English test ?international??
    Posted on 5 Mar 2015 at 5:02 pm
    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)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Finnish particles mm, jaa and joo as responses to a proposal in negotiation activity
    Posted on 17 Feb 2015 at 12:35 pm
    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)

  • Scriptlines as emergent artifacts in collaborative group planning
    Posted on 17 Feb 2015 at 12:35 pm
    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)

  • The electronic portfolio as a tool to develop and assess pre-service student teaching competences: Challenges for quality
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Fairness as a multifaceted quality in classroom assessment
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Towards valid score reports in the Computer Program LOVS: A redesign study
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • A case of technology-enhanced formative assessment and achievement in primary grammar: How is quality assurance of formative assessment assured?
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Assuring the quality of standards-oriented classroom assessment with rubrics for complex competencies
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Knowing the intentions, meaning and context of classroom assessment: A case study of Singaporean teacher's conception and practice
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Can student-generated test materials support learning?
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Developing the SRL-PV assessment scheme: Preservice teachers? professional vision for teaching self-regulated learning
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 pm
    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)

  • A multi-criteria approach for the group assessment of an academic course: A case study
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • The validity and students? experiences of peer assessment in a large introductory class of gene technology
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Teaching skills of student teachers: Calibration of an evaluation instrument and its value in predicting student academic engagement
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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 study of the alignment of learning targets and assessment to generic skills in the new senior secondary mathematics curriculum in Hong Kong
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • The potential formative benefits of portfolio assessment in second and foreign language writing contexts: A review of the literature
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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)

  • Characteristics of effective exams?Development and validation of an instrument for evaluating written exams
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 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 effects of professional development on the attitudes, knowledge and skills for data-driven decision making
    Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 12:10 pm
    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)

  • 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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  • 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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  • Friend or foe? Google Translate in language for academic purposes
    Posted on 5 Feb 2015 at 11:02 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)

  • ?We'd be prepared to do something, like if you say?? hypothetical reported speech in business negotiations
    Posted on 5 Feb 2015 at 11:02 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)

  • Establishing the Reliability of Word Association Data for Investigating Individual and Group Differences
    Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 6:43 am
    by Fitzpatrick, T., Playfoot, D., Wray, A., Wright, M. J.

    This article argues that, across different psychological contexts, the methods of data collection, treatment, and analysis in word association tests have hitherto been inconsistent. We demonstrate ...

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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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  • Investigating how vocabulary is assessed in a narrative task through raters' verbal protocols
    Posted on 7 Jan 2015 at 12:25 pm
    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)

  • Using film to provide a context for teaching L2 pragmatics
    Posted on 7 Jan 2015 at 12:25 pm
    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)

  • Implementing assessment for learning in L2 writing: An activity theory perspective
    Posted on 7 Jan 2015 at 12:25 pm
    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)

  • Putting out the fires: Supervisors' experiences of introducing primary English in Saudi Arabia
    Posted on 7 Jan 2015 at 12:25 pm
    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)

  • The development of English learning motivation and learners' identities: A structural equation modeling analysis of longitudinal data from Chinese universities
    Posted on 7 Jan 2015 at 12:25 pm
    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)

  • Evaluating the comparability of two measures of lexical diversity
    Posted on 7 Jan 2015 at 12:25 pm
    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)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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)

  • Stories of assessment: Spanish?English bilingual children's agency and interactional competence in oral language assessments
    Posted on 21 Dec 2014 at 8:15 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)

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

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Volume 34
    Posted on 28 Feb 2014 at 5:00 pm
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 34


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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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