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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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  • Measuring gains in an EMP course and the perspectives of language and medical educators as assessors
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 3:49 pm
    Publication date: April 2016
    Source:English for Specific Purposes, Volume 42
    Author(s): Rosemary Wette, Susan J. Hawken
    Significant numbers of international undergraduate medical students i... (show all)

  • Exploring the impact of English-medium instruction on university student academic achievement: The case of accounting
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 3:49 pm
    Publication date: October 2016
    Source:English for Specific Purposes, Volume 44
    Author(s): Emma Dafouz, M. Mar Camacho-Miñano
    As higher education institutions (HEIs) across the world strive ... (show all)

  • Unravelling continuous assessment practice: Policy implications for teachers? work and professional learning
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: September 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 50
    Author(s): Jerome De Lisle
    Assessment policy in some countries continues to promote the use of continuous ... (show all)

  • Effects of formative assessments to develop self-regulation among sixth grade students: Results from a randomized controlled intervention
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: December 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 51
    Author(s): Kelly D. Meusen-Beekman, Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke, Henny P.A. Boshuizen
    This article prese... (show all)

  • Contemplating modes of assessing citizenship competences
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: December 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 51
    Author(s): Remmert Daas, Geert ten Dam, Anne Bert Dijkstra
    Assessment of citizenship competences has be... (show all)

  • Perspectives of teachers on differentiated teaching in multi-cultural South African secondary schools
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: Available online 25 August 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation
    Author(s): Thelma de Jager
    South African teachers encounter numerous challenges in the creation of d... (show all)

  • Defining and assessing FoI in a large-scale randomized trial: Core components of values affirmation
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: June 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 49
    Author(s): Dominique N. Bradley, Evan P. Crawford, Sara E. Dahill-Brown
    A growing body of work suggests tha... (show all)

  • A typology of student reading engagement: Preparing for response to intervention in the school curriculum
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: March 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 48
    Author(s): Kwok-cheung Cheung, Soi-kei Mak, Pou-seong Sit, Kay-cheng Soh
    This study seeks to develop a t... (show all)

  • Constructing validity arguments for test combinations
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: March 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 48
    Author(s): Saskia Wools, Theo J.H.M. Eggen, Anton A. Béguin
    The argument-based approach to validation has ... (show all)

  • Operationalization of Bachman?s model via a multimodal reading comprehension test: Screening test method facets and testees? characteristics
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: December 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 51
    Author(s): Shima Ghahari, Sima Ahmadinejad
    Test performance is a function both of the test takers? person... (show all)

  • What contemporary work are student ratings actually doing in higher education?
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: Available online 10 August 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation
    Author(s): Stephen Darwin
    It is conventionally assumed that student ratings perform a significant fu... (show all)

  • Reflection and assessment for learning in science enrichment courses for the gifted
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 12:44 pm
    Publication date: September 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 50
    Author(s): Shirley Miedijensky, Tali Tal
    This study was conducted in enrichment programs for the gifted.... (show all)

  • Source-based tasks in academic writing assessment: Lexical diversity, textual borrowing and proficiency
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 2:58 am
    Publication date: December 2016
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 24
    Author(s): Atta Gebril, Lia Plakans
    With the growing interest in integrating reading with writing ... (show all)

  • Investigating the learning transfer of genre features and conceptual knowledge from an academic literacy course to business studies: Exploring the potential of dynamic assessment
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 2:58 am
    Publication date: January 2017
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 25
    Author(s): Prithvi N. Shrestha
    Academic literacy courses aim to enable higher education students to p... (show all)

  • Investigating Criterial Discourse Features across Second Language Development: Lexical Bundles in Rated Learner Essays, CEFR B1, B2 and C1
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 2:20 am
    by Chen, Y.-H., Baker, P.

    In this study, we investigated criterial discourse features in L2 writing through the use of recurrent word combinations, a.k.a. lexical bundles, taking a corpus-driven and expert-judged approach b...

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  • ELL School Readiness and Pre-Kindergarten Care
    Posted on 6 Dec 2016 at 9:13 pm
    by Gottfried, M. A.

    The increased utilization of non-parental pre-kindergarten care has spurred interest by both researchers and policy makers as to what types of care might be effective at boosting school readiness. ...

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  • Vocabulary and Reading Performances of Redesignated Fluent English Proficient Students
    Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 2:50 am
    by Jin Kyoung Hwang, Joshua Fahey, Catherine Snow, Penelope Collins
    In this article, the researchers examined general vocabulary, academic vocabulary, and reading comprehension growth trajectories of adolescent redesignated fluent English proficient (RFEP) students... (show all)

  • Essay Selection Methods for Adaptive Rater Monitoring
    Posted on 29 Nov 2016 at 11:28 pm
    by Wang, C., Song, T., Wang, Z., Wolfe, E.

    Constructed-response items are commonly used in educational and psychological testing, and the answers to those items are typically scored by human raters. In the current rater monitoring processes...

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  • Learning vocabulary through audiovisual input: The differential effect of L1 subtitles and captions
    Posted on 28 Nov 2016 at 7:21 am
    Publication date: December 2016
    Source:System, Volume 63
    Author(s): Elke Peters, Eva Heynen, Eva Puimège
    Recent research has shown that learners can learn new words while watching TV prog... (show all)

  • Comprehensibility and liveliness in nonnative student oral presentations before and after training: A mixed methods study
    Posted on 28 Nov 2016 at 7:21 am
    Publication date: December 2016
    Source:System, Volume 63
    Author(s): Edna F. Lima
    This mixed methods study analyzes comprehensibility and liveliness in nonnative student oral presentations. Th... (show all)

  • Comparing autonomous and class-based learners in Brazil: Evidence for the present-day advantages of informal, out-of-class learning
    Posted on 28 Nov 2016 at 7:21 am
    Publication date: October 2016
    Source:System, Volume 61
    Author(s): Jason Cole, Robert Vanderplank
    In the last ten years, there has been a steady increase in reported cases of successful hig... (show all)

  • Exploring strategy use in L2 speaking assessment
    Posted on 28 Nov 2016 at 7:21 am
    Publication date: December 2016
    Source:System, Volume 63
    Author(s): Heng-Tsung Danny Huang
    In a bid to expand the body of research on test-taking strategy use for L2 speaking tests, this stud... (show all)

  • OECD teaching assessment policies: Approaching the experience in Mexican basic education
    Posted on 28 Nov 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Yazmín Cuevas Cajiga, Tiburcio Moreno Olivos
    In the year 2008 Mexico signed with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) an agreement in order to improve the quality of basic education. The main purpose of this documen... (show all)

  • EFL Test-Takers? Feedback on Integrated Speaking Assessment
    Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 5:15 am
    by Heng-Tsung Danny Huang, Shao-Ting Alan Hung

  • Chinese L2 Learners? Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge and Its Role in Reading Comprehension
    Posted on 22 Nov 2016 at 11:00 am
    by Dongbo Zhang, Xuexue Yang
    Using a Chinese Word Associates Test (WAT-C), this study examined the vocabulary depth of second language learners of Chinese and its contribution to the learners? reading comprehension. Results sh... (show all)

  • Managing disruptive student conduct: Negative emotions and accountability in reproach-response sequences
    Posted on 22 Nov 2016 at 9:01 am
    Publication date: Available online 3 November 2016
    Source:Linguistics and Education
    Author(s): Ann-Carita Evaldsson, Helen Melander
    Building on an ethnomethodological multimodal conversatio... (show all)

  • Historical literacy in bilingual settings: Cognitive academic language in CLIL history narratives
    Posted on 22 Nov 2016 at 9:01 am
    Publication date: Available online 22 November 2016
    Source:Linguistics and Education
    Author(s): Francisco Lorenzo
    Language competence has proven to vary substantially across school discipline... (show all)

  • Interaction Mindsets, Interactional Behaviors, and L2 Development: An Affective-Social-Cognitive Model
    Posted on 9 Nov 2016 at 11:30 pm
    by Masatoshi Sato
    This classroom-based study explored links among second language (L2) learners? interaction mindsets, interactional behaviors, and L2 development in the context of peer interaction. While peer inter... (show all)

  • Application of a Cognitive Diagnostic Model to a High-Stakes Reading Comprehension Test
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Ravand, H.

    General cognitive diagnostic models (CDM) such as the generalized deterministic input, noisy, "and" gate (G-DINA) model are flexible in that they allow for both compensatory and noncompensatory rel...

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  • Live Versus Video Observations: Comparing the Reliability and Validity of Two Methods of Assessing Classroom Quality
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Curby, T. W., Johnson, P., Mashburn, A. J., Carlis, L.

    When conducting classroom observations, researchers are often confronted with the decision of whether to conduct observations live or by using pre-recorded video. The present study focuses on compa...

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  • Test Review: An Interview With Amy Gabel: About the WISC-V
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Greathouse, D., Shaughnessy, M. F.

    Whenever a major intelligence or achievement test is revised, there is always renewed interest in the underlying structure of the test as well as a renewed interest in the scoring, administration, ...

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  • The Impact of Flipped Online Kanji Instruction on Written Vocabulary Learning for Introductory and Intermediate Japanese Language Students
    Posted on 4 Nov 2016 at 12:37 pm
    by Yoshiko Mori, Motoko Omori, Kumi Sato
    This study explored the pedagogical benefits of flipped online kanji (i.e., Chinese characters used in Japanese) instruction integrated into college-level introductory and intermediate Japanese lan... (show all)

  • Classroom Dynamic Assessment: A Critical Examination of Constructs and Practices
    Posted on 1 Nov 2016 at 12:07 am
    by KRISTIN J. DAVIN
    This article explores the implementation of dynamic assessment (DA) in an elementary school foreign language classroom by considering its theoretical basis and its applicability to second language ... (show all)

  • Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning
    Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 3:48 am
    by Ludwig, C.

  • Identity Development in the Ancestral Homeland: A Chinese Heritage Perspective
    Posted on 24 Oct 2016 at 1:25 am
    by ZHUO JING?SCHMIDT, JING?YUN CHEN, ZHEN ZHANG
    This study examines the lived experiences of identity of 4 Chinese Heritage Language (CHL) students participating in a year-long study abroad program in China. In a narrative inquiry, we draw on 2 ... (show all)

  • Inferential statistics in Language Teaching Research: A review and ways forward
    Posted on 17 Oct 2016 at 10:19 pm
    by Lindstromberg, S.

    This article reviews all (quasi)experimental studies appearing in the first 19 volumes (1997–2015) of Language Teaching Research (LTR). Specifically, it provides an overview of how statistical anal...

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  • High-Efficiency Response Distribution-Based Item Selection Algorithms for Short-Length Cognitive Diagnostic Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 7 Oct 2016 at 5:55 am
    by Zheng, C., Chang, H.-H.

    Cognitive diagnostic computerized adaptive testing (CD-CAT) purports to obtain useful diagnostic information with great efficiency brought by CAT technology. Most of the existing CD-CAT item select...

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  • Classification Performance of Answer-Copying Indices Under Different Types of IRT Models
    Posted on 7 Oct 2016 at 5:55 am
    by Zopluoglu, C.

    Test fraud has recently received increased attention in the field of educational testing, and the use of comprehensive integrity analysis after test administration is recommended for investigating ...

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  • Exploration of Item Selection in Dual-Purpose Cognitive Diagnostic Computerized Adaptive Testing: Based on the RRUM
    Posted on 7 Oct 2016 at 5:55 am
    by Dai, B., Zhang, M., Li, G.

    Cognitive diagnostic computerized adaptive testing (CD-CAT) can be divided into two broad categories: (a) single-purpose tests, which are based on the subject’s knowledge state (KS) alone, and (b) ...

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  • Positive assessments in teacher learning
    Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 9:51 am
    by Harris, S.

    Much scholarly and pedagogical attention has been devoted to positive and negative feedback in language and other classrooms. This article looks at feedback in teacher education classrooms. In part...

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  • Contributions of print exposure to first and second grade oral language and reading in Chile
    Posted on 29 Sep 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Katherine Strasser, Daniela Vergara, M. Francisca Río
    This study examines the contribution of print exposure to oral language (expressive vocabulary and listening comprehension) and reading (word reading and reading comprehension) in first and second ... (show all)

  • Alignment of World Language Standards and Assessments: A Multiple Case Study
    Posted on 26 Sep 2016 at 9:06 am
    by Carolyn Shemwell Kaplan
    Previous research has examined world language classroom-based assessment practices as well as the impact of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Fo... (show all)

  • Elicited imitation as a measure of second language proficiency: A narrative review and meta-analysis
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Yan, X., Maeda, Y., Lv, J., Ginther, A.

    Elicited imitation (EI) has been widely used to examine second language (L2) proficiency and development and was an especially popular method in the 1970s and early 1980s. However, as the field emb...

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  • Validity theory: Reform policies, accountability testing, and consequences
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Chalhoub-Deville, M.

    Educational policies such as Race to the Top in the USA affirm a central role for testing systems in government-driven reform efforts. Such reform policies are often referred to as the global educa...

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  • Comparing C-tests and Yes/No vocabulary size tests as predictors of receptive language skills
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Harsch, C., Hartig, J.

    Placement and screening tests serve important functions, not only with regard to placing learners at appropriate levels of language courses but also with a view to maximizing the effectiveness of a...

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  • Differential and long-term language impact on math
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Chen, F., Chalhoub-Deville, M.

    Literature provides consistent evidence that there is a strong relationship between language proficiency and math achievement. However, research results show conflicts supporting either an increasi...

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  • Validity of the American Sign Language Discrimination Test
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Bochner, J. H., Samar, V. J., Hauser, P. C., Garrison, W. M., Searls, J. M., Sanders, C. A.

    American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the most commonly taught languages in North America. Yet, few assessment instruments for ASL proficiency have been developed, none of which have adequately de...

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  • Development and Initial Validation of the Performance Perfectionism Scale for Sport (PPS-S)
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 11:46 pm
    by Hill, A. P., Appleton, P. R., Mallinson, S. H.

    Valid and reliable instruments are required to appropriately study perfectionism. With this in mind, three studies are presented that describe the development and initial validation of a new instru...

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  • Development and Validation of the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale-Brief
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 11:46 pm
    by Burgess, A. M., Frost, R. O., DiBartolo, P. M.

    Twenty-five years ago, one of the first empirically validated measures of perfectionism, the Frost et al. Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (F-MPS) was published. Since that time, psychometric s...

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  • The Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale: Development, Psychometric Properties, and Associations With Stress, Distress, and Psychiatric Symptoms
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 11:46 pm
    by Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Su, C., Vaillancourt, T., Boucher, D., Munro, Y., Davidson, L. A., Gale, O.

    There is growing interest in perfectionism among children and adolescents as well as growing interest in the measures designed to assess perfectionism in young people. The current article describes...

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  • A Dominance Variant Under the Multi-Unidimensional Pairwise-Preference Framework: Model Formulation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Estimation
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 10:21 pm
    by Morillo, D., Leenen, I., Abad, F. J., Hontangas, P., de la Torre, J., Ponsoda, V.

    Forced-choice questionnaires have been proposed as a way to control some response biases associated with traditional questionnaire formats (e.g., Likert-type scales). Whereas classical scoring meth...

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  • Parameter Drift Detection in Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing Based on Informational Distance/Divergence Measures
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 10:21 pm
    by Kang, H.-A., Chang, H.-H.

    An informational distance/divergence-based approach is proposed to detect the presence of parameter drift in multidimensional computerized adaptive testing (MCAT). The study presents significance t...

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  • A Novel Method for Expediting the Development of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and an Evaluation Across Several Populations
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 10:21 pm
    by Garrard, L., Price, L. R., Bott, M. J., Gajewski, B. J.

    Item response theory (IRT) models provide an appropriate alternative to the classical ordinal confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) during the development of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)....

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  • An Examination of the edTPA Portfolio Assessment and Other Measures of Teacher Preparation and Readiness
    Posted on 13 Sep 2016 at 10:35 am
    by Victoria Russell, Kelly F. Davidson Devall
    The authors examined the outcomes on several measures of world language teacher preparedness, including university- and state-mandated summative evaluations and the edTPA portfolio assessment, for ... (show all)

  • Partner-Language Learning Trajectories in Dual-Language Immersion: Evidence From an Urban District
    Posted on 9 Sep 2016 at 12:43 am
    by Susan Burkhauser, Jennifer L. Steele, Jennifer Li, Robert O. Slater, Michael Bacon, Trey Miller
    Research has demonstrated that students in dual-language immersion programs perform as well as, or better than, their peers in core academic content areas by late elementary school. However, the ex... (show all)

  • Disrupting ELL Teacher Candidates' Identities: Indigenizing Teacher Education in One Study Abroad Program
    Posted on 8 Sep 2016 at 7:01 am
    by G. Sue Kasun, Cinthya M. Saavedra
    In this article, the researchers describe and theorize the challenges and promises of exposing preservice teachers' identities to indigenous, critical second language teaching experiences in one st... (show all)

  • A Measure of Proficiency or Short-Term Memory? Validation of an Elicited Imitation Test for SLA Research
    Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 8:21 am
    by YOUJIN KIM, NICOLE TRACY?VENTURA, YEONJOO JUNG
    Elicited imitation requires listeners to listen and repeat sentences as accurately as possible. In second language acquisition (SLA) research it has been used for a variety of purposes. Recently, v... (show all)

  • Setting Evidence-Based Language Goals
    Posted on 23 Aug 2016 at 7:35 am
    by Senta Goertler, Angelika Kraemer, Theresa Schenker
    The purpose of this project was to identify target language benchmarks for the German program at Michigan State University (MSU) based on national and international guidelines and previous research... (show all)

  • Exploring the Trajectory of an Educational Innovation: Instructors? Attitudes Toward IPA Implementation in a Postsecondary Intensive Summer Language Program
    Posted on 23 Aug 2016 at 7:35 am
    by Jason Martel, Kathleen M. Bailey
    To date, research on the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) has focused principally on student performance, largely neglecting the experiences of instructors. This is a substantial gap, for it... (show all)

  • Validation of the Self-Regulation Scale in Chinese Children
    Posted on 8 Aug 2016 at 2:49 am
    by Zhou, Y., Bullock, A., Liu, J., Fu, R., Coplan, R. J., Cheah, C. S. L.

    Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Self-Regulation Scale (C-SRS) were examined in a sample of 1,458 third- to eighth-grade students in China. Children completed self-reports of s...

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  • Test-Taking Skills of High School Students With and Without Learning Disabilities
    Posted on 8 Aug 2016 at 2:49 am
    by Lewandowski, L. J., Berger, C., Lovett, B. J., Gordon, M.

    This study assessed the test-taking skills of 776 high school students, 35 of whom were diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD). Students completed a computerized battery of timed reading tests a...

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  • Dynamic Testing of Analogical Reasoning in 5- to 6-Year-Olds: Multiple-Choice Versus Constructed-Response Training Items
    Posted on 8 Aug 2016 at 2:49 am
    by Stevenson, C. E., Heiser, W. J., Resing, W. C. M.

    Multiple-choice (MC) analogy items are often used in cognitive assessment. However, in dynamic testing, where the aim is to provide insight into potential for learning and the learning process, con...

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  • Ability of Early Literacy Measures to Predict Future State Assessment Performance
    Posted on 8 Aug 2016 at 2:49 am
    by Utchell, L. A., Schmitt, A. J., McCallum, E., McGoey, K. E., Piselli, K.

    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which early literacy measures administered in kindergarten and Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) measures administered in Grade 1 are related to an...

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  • Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing for Classifying Examinees With Within-Dimensionality
    Posted on 5 Aug 2016 at 11:35 am
    by van Groen, M. M., Eggen, T. J. H. M., Veldkamp, B. P.

    A classification method is presented for adaptive classification testing with a multidimensional item response theory (IRT) model in which items are intended to measure multiple traits, that is, wi...

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  • Online Calibration of Polytomous Items Under the Generalized Partial Credit Model
    Posted on 5 Aug 2016 at 11:35 am
    by Zheng, Y.

    Online calibration is a technology-enhanced architecture for item calibration in computerized adaptive tests (CATs). Many CATs are administered continuously over a long term and rely on large item ...

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  • Pedagogical Gestures as Interactional Resources for Teaching and Learning Tense and Aspect in the ESL Grammar Classroom
    Posted on 27 Jul 2016 at 3:40 am
    by Yumi Matsumoto, Abby Mueller Dobs
    This study investigated the functions of gesture in teaching and learning grammar in the context of second language (L2) classroom interactions. The data consisted of video-recorded interactions fr... (show all)

  • The impact of L2 German on component processes of reading
    Posted on 21 Jul 2016 at 1:50 am
    by Pauline Schröter, Sascha Schroeder
    Background In Germany, there is a substantial gap in reading literacy between monolingual children and their L2-speaking peers. Nevertheless, it is still unclear where these performance differences... (show all)

  • Factor Analysis of the Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale for Children in Head Start Programs
    Posted on 11 Jul 2016 at 12:09 pm
    by Cress, C., Lambert, M. C., Epstein, M. H.

    Strength-based assessment of behaviors in preschool children provides evidence of emotional and behavioral skills in children, rather than focusing primarily on weaknesses identified by deficit-bas...

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  • Assessing Measurement Invariance of the Student Personal Perception of Classroom Climate Across Different Ethnic Groups
    Posted on 11 Jul 2016 at 12:09 pm
    by Rubie-Davies, C., Asil, M., Teo, T.

    The class climate is acknowledged as being related to student learning. Students learn more in classrooms that are supportive and caring. However, there are few class climate instruments at the ele...

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  • Double dissociations in reading comprehension difficulties among Chinese?English bilinguals and their association with tone awareness
    Posted on 23 Jun 2016 at 2:20 am
    by William Choi, Xiuli Tong, S. Hélène Deacon
    Poor comprehenders have reading comprehension difficulties but normal word recognition ability. Here, we report the first study, which investigated (i) the dissociation and (ii) the prevalence of L... (show all)

  • Book Review: Talking about Language Assessment: The LAQ Interviews
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by McCord, R.

  • Removing bias towards World Englishes: The development of a Rater Attitude Instrument using Indian English as a stimulus
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Hsu, T. H.-L.

    This study explores the attitudes of raters of English speaking tests towards the global spread of English and the challenges in rating speakers of Indian English in descriptive speaking tasks. The...

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  • Speaking self-assessment: Mismatches between learners and teachers criteria
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Babaii, E., Taghaddomi, S., Pashmforoosh, R.

    Perceptual (mis)matches between teachers and learners are said to affect learning success or failure. Self-assessment, as a formative assessment tool, may, inter alia, be considered a means to mini...

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  • The selection of cognitive diagnostic models for a reading comprehension test
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Li, H., Hunter, C. V., Lei, P.-W.

    Cognitive diagnostic models (CDMs) have great promise for providing diagnostic information to aid learning and instruction, and a large number of CDMs have been proposed. However, the assumptions a...

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  • Predicting grades from an English language assessment: The importance of peeling the onion
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Bridgeman, B., Cho, Y., DiPietro, S.

    Data from 787 international undergraduate students at an urban university in the United States were used to demonstrate the importance of separating a sample into meaningful subgroups in order to d...

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  • Task and rater effects in L2 speaking and writing: A synthesis of generalizability studies
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Innami, Y., Koizumi, R.

    We addressed Deville and Chalhoub-Deville’s (2006), Schoonen’s (2012), and Xi and Mollaun’s (2006) call for research into the contextual features that are considered related to person-by-task inter...

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  • Evolving Trends in Public Opinion on the Quality of Local Schools
    Posted on 13 Jun 2016 at 4:50 am
    by Bali, V. A.

    The ratings given by citizens to local public schools in the United States have been rising in the last decades. Using national public opinion surveys, this study seeks to understand the determinan...

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  • Formative assessment in discussion tasks
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 2:37 am
    by Parsons, D.

    Open discussion tasks that involve problem-solving and the sharing of ideas are not amenable to the elicitation of target language forms. By systematically introducing formative assessment into the...

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  • Extending the scope of speaking assessment criteria in a specific-purpose language test: Operationalizing a health professional perspective
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by OHagan, S., Pill, J., Zhang, Y.

    Criticism of specific-purpose language (LSP) tests is often directed at their limited ability to represent fully the demands of the target language use situation. Such criticisms extend to the crit...

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  • How much is enough? Involving occupational experts in setting standards on a specific-purpose language test for health professionals
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Pill, J., McNamara, T.

    This paper considers how to establish the minimum required level of professionally relevant oral communication ability in the medium of English for health practitioners with English as an additiona...

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  • Drawing on indigenous criteria for more authentic assessment in a specific-purpose language test: Health professionals interacting with patients
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Pill, J.

    The indigenous assessment practices (Jacoby & McNamara, 1999) in selected health professions were investigated to inform a review of the scope of assessment in the speaking sub-test of a specific-p...

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  • The hunt for "indigenous criteria" in assessing communication in the physiotherapy workplace
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Elder, C., McNamara, T.

    Gaining insights from domain experts into how they view communication in real world settings is recognized as an important authenticity consideration in the development of criteria to assess langua...

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  • Exploring the limits of authenticity in LSP testing: The case of a specific-purpose language test for health professionals
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Elder, C.

  • Standard setting in specific-purpose language testing: What can a qualitative study add?
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Manias, E., McNamara, T.

    This paper explores the views of nursing and medical domain experts in considering the standards for a specific-purpose English language screening test, the Occupational English Test (OET), for pro...

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  • Language test as boundary object: Perspectives from test users in the healthcare domain
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Macqueen, S., Pill, J., Knoch, U.

    Objects that sit between intersecting social worlds, such as Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) tests, are boundary objects – dynamic, historically derived mechanisms which maintain coherence bet...

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  • A comparative discourse study of simulated clinical roleplays in two assessment contexts: Validating a specific-purpose language test
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Woodward-Kron, R., Elder, C.

    The aim of this paper is to investigate from a discourse analytic perspective task authenticity in the speaking component of the Occupational English Test (OET), an English language screening test ...

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  • "Language," "communication," and the longing for the authentic in LSP testing
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Hoekje, B.

    This commentary argues that the OET research raises inescapable contradictions in trying to separate "language" from "communication" within a weak performance test and advocates for reconceptualizi...

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  • Motivation Interventions in Education: A Meta-Analytic Review
    Posted on 9 May 2016 at 9:28 am
    by Lazowski, R. A., Hulleman, C. S.

    This meta-analysis provides an extensive and organized summary of intervention studies in education that are grounded in motivation theory. We identified 74 published and unpublished papers that ex...

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  • Mediated Development: A Vygotskian Approach to Transforming Second Language Learner Abilities
    Posted on 6 May 2016 at 7:20 am
    by Matthew E. Poehner, Paolo Infante
    The authors point to systemic-theoretical instruction (STI), which underscores the importance of abstract conceptual knowledge in schooling, and dynamic assessment (DA), in which mediators and lear... (show all)

  • Focus on form through task repetition in TBLT
    Posted on 5 May 2016 at 4:12 am
    by van de Guchte, M., Braaksma, M., Rijlaarsdam, G., Bimmel, P.

    Because there has been little research on focus on form during the post-task phase in task-based language teaching, this experimental study investigates the effects of task repetition after having ...

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  • Similar prompts may not be similar in the performance they elicit: Examining fluency, complexity, accuracy, and lexis in narratives from five picture prompts
    Posted on 5 May 2016 at 4:12 am
    by de Jong, N., Vercellotti, M. L.

    Only a few characteristics of picture-based narrative prompts have been studied to determine what features affect task performance. Thus, it is not easy to identify equivalent narrative prompts or ...

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  • Task-based language teaching: An empirical study of task transfer
    Posted on 5 May 2016 at 4:12 am
    by Benson, S. D.

    Since the 1980s, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has enjoyed considerable interest from researchers of second language acquisition (SLA), resulting in a growing body of empirical evidence to su...

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  • Production and perception of the English /ae/-/a/ contrast in switched-dominance speakers
    Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 3:14 am
    by Casillas, J. V., Simonet, M.

    This study investigates how fluent second-language (L2) learners of English produce and perceive the /æ/–/a/ vowel contrast of Southwestern American English. Two learner groups are examined: (1) ea...

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  • Source(s) of syntactic cross-linguistic influence (CLI): The case of L3 acquisition of English possessives by Mazandarani-Persian bilinguals
    Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 3:14 am
    by Fallah, N., Jabbari, A. A., Fazilatfar, A. M.

    This study investigates the role of previously acquired linguistic systems, Mazandarani and Persian, in the acquisition of third language (L3) English at the initial stages. The data have been obta...

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  • Effects of Different Types of Corrective Feedback on Receptive Skills in a Second Language: A Speech Perception Training Study
    Posted on 17 Feb 2016 at 3:03 am
    by Andrew H. Lee, Roy Lyster
    This study investigated the effects of different types of corrective feedback (CF) provided during second language (L2) speech perception training. One hundred Korean learners of L2 English, random... (show all)

  • The Theory and Practice of Culturally Relevant Education: A Synthesis of Research Across Content Areas
    Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 1:45 pm
    by Aronson, B., Laughter, J.

    Many teachers and educational researchers have claimed to adopt tenets of culturally relevant education (CRE). However, recent work describes how standardized curricula and testing have marginalize...

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  • Generational Differences in Academic Achievement Among Immigrant Youths: A Meta-Analytic Review
    Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 1:45 pm
    by Duong, M. T., Badaly, D., Liu, F. F., Schwartz, D., McCarty, C. A.

    Research on generational differences in immigrant youths’ academic achievement has yielded conflicting findings. This meta-analysis reconciles discrepant findings by testing meta-analytic moderator...

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  • Book review: The Companion to Language Assessment
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Read, J.

  • The role of timing in assessing oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Piper, B., Zuilkowski, S. S.

    Despite rapid growth in literacy-related programmes and evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa, little critical attention has been paid to the relevance of assumptions that underlie existing assessment m...

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  • Do decision rules matter? A descriptive study of English language proficiency assessment classifications for English-language learners and native English speakers in fifth grade
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Carroll, P. E., Bailey, A. L.

    English language proficiency assessments (ELPA) are used in the United States to measure annually the English language progress and proficiency of English-language learners (ELLs), a subgroup of la...

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  • Adaptation of a vocabulary test from British Sign Language to American Sign Language
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Mann, W., Roy, P., Morgan, G.

    This study describes the adaptation process of a vocabulary knowledge test for British Sign Language (BSL) into American Sign Language (ASL) and presents results from the first round of pilot testi...

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  • The influence of training and experience on rater performance in scoring spoken language
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Davis, L.

    Two factors were investigated that are thought to contribute to consistency in rater scoring judgments: rater training and experience in scoring. Also considered were the relative effects of scorin...

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  • A comparison of newly-trained and experienced raters on a standardized writing assessment
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Attali, Y.

    A short training program for evaluating responses to an essay writing task consisted of scoring 20 training essays with immediate feedback about the correct score. The same scoring session also ser...

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  • Pitch Ability As an Aptitude for Tone Learning
    Posted on 7 Jan 2016 at 4:41 am
    by Anita R. Bowles, Charles B. Chang, Valerie P. Karuzis
    Tone languages such as Mandarin use voice pitch to signal lexical contrasts, presenting a challenge for second/foreign language (L2) learners whose native languages do not use pitch in this manner.... (show all)

  • The role of L1 conceptual and linguistic knowledge and frequency in the acquisition of L2 metaphorical expressions
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 11:51 pm
    by Türker, E.

    This study investigates how figurative language is processed by learners of a second language (L2). With an experiment testing L2 comprehension of figurative expressions in three categories, each c...

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  • Convergence and Divergence of Process and Portfolio Approaches to L2 Writing Instruction: Issues and Implications
    Posted on 23 Nov 2015 at 3:53 am
    by Lam, R.

    In the L2 writing literature, there has been a rich history of scholarship in theory, research and practice since the 1960s. Two of the most prominent L2 writing approaches are process and portfoli...

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  • Effects of Corpus-Aided Language Learning in the EFL Grammar Classroom: A Case Study of Students' Learning Attitudes and Teachers' Perceptions in Taiwan
    Posted on 2 Nov 2015 at 12:48 am
    by Ming Huei Lin
    This study employed a blended approach to form an extensive assessment of the pedagogical suitability of data-driven learning (DDL) in Taiwan's EFL grammar classrooms. On the one hand, the study qu... (show all)

  • Functional Language Instruction and the Writing Growth of English Language Learners in the Middle Years
    Posted on 29 Jul 2015 at 5:50 am
    by Sally Humphrey, Lucy Macnaught
    In this article the authors report on the use of a scaffolding pedagogy (Gibbons, 2009), informed by systemic functional linguistics, to support the writing of English language learners in middle y... (show all)

  • 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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  • 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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