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On the validity and sensitivity of the phonics screening check: erratum and further analysis
Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 3:40 am
by James M. Gilchrist, Margaret J. Snowling
Duff, Mengoni, Bailey and Snowling (Journal of Research in Reading, 38: 109?123; 2015) evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the phonics screening check against two reference standards. This... (show all)

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    On the validity and sensitivity of the phonics screening check: erratum and further analysis
    Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 3:40 am
    by James M. Gilchrist, Margaret J. Snowling
    Duff, Mengoni, Bailey and Snowling (Journal of Research in Reading, 38: 109?123; 2015) evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the phonics screening check against two reference standards. This... (show all)

    Misunderstanding comprehension
    Posted on 3 Jan 2017 at 9:32 pm
    by Swan, M., Walter, C.

    Lessons designed to teach reading and listening typically concentrate on the use of higher-level skills and strategies, such as predicting, scanning, inferencing, understanding text structure, or a...

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    Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning
    Posted on 31 Dec 2016 at 1:24 am
    by Ludwig, C.

    Formative assessment in discussion tasks
    Posted on 31 Dec 2016 at 1:24 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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    How simple is reading in Arabic? A cross-sectional investigation of reading comprehension from first to sixth grade
    Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 4:53 am
    by Ibrahim A. Asadi, Asaid Khateb, Michal Shany
    This study aimed to examine, from a cross-sectional perspective, the extent to which the simple view of reading (SVR) model can be adapted to the Arabic language. This was carried out by verifying,... (show all)

    Can a Two-Question Test Be Reliable and Valid for Predicting Academic Outcomes?
    Posted on 20 Dec 2016 at 6:00 pm
    by Brent Bridgeman
    Scores on essay-based assessments that are part of standardized admissions tests are typically given relatively little weight in admissions decisions compared to the weight given to scores from mul... (show all)

    A Process for Reviewing and Evaluating Generated Test Items
    Posted on 20 Dec 2016 at 6:00 pm
    by Mark J. Gierl, Hollis Lai
    Testing organization needs large numbers of high-quality items due to the proliferation of alternative test administration methods and modern test designs. But the current demand for items far exce... (show all)

    Student-to-student legacies in exploratory action research
    Posted on 20 Dec 2016 at 6:05 am
    by Moran, K.

    In 2013/2014, I conducted two consecutive cycles of exploratory action research aimed at improving the quality of my French engineering students’ oral presentations in English. Each cycle involved ...

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    Within-High-School Versus Across-High-School Scaling of Admissions Assessments: Implications for Validity and Diversity Effects
    Posted on 14 Dec 2016 at 9:20 pm
    by Jack W. Kostal, Paul R. Sackett, Nathan R. Kuncel, Philip T. Walmsley, Melissa S. Stemig
    Previous research has established that SAT scores and high school grade point average (HSGPA) differ in their predictive power and in the size of mean differences across racial/ethnic groups. Howev... (show all)

    Word Families and Frequency Bands in Vocabulary Tests: Challenging Conventions
    Posted on 9 Dec 2016 at 5:21 am
    by Benjamin Kremmel
    Vocabulary test development often appears to be based on the design principles of previous tests, without questioning or empirically examining the assumptions underlying those principles. Given the... (show all)

    Vocabulary Coverage of Reading Tests: Gaps Between Teaching and Testing
    Posted on 9 Dec 2016 at 5:21 am
    by Tan Jin, Yunting Li, Baichuan Li

    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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    Autoscoring Essays Based on Complex Networks
    Posted on 1 Dec 2016 at 2:06 am
    by Xiaohua Ke, Yongqiang Zeng, Haijiao Luo
    This article presents a novel method, the Complex Dynamics Essay Scorer (CDES), for automated essay scoring using complex network features. Texts produced by college students in China were represen... (show all)

    A Short Note on the Relationship Between Pass Rate and Multiple Attempts
    Posted on 1 Dec 2016 at 2:06 am
    by Ying Cheng, Cheng Liu
    For a certification, licensure, or placement exam, allowing examinees to take multiple attempts at the test could effectively change the pass rate. Change in the pass rate can occur without any cha... (show all)

    Further Study of the Choice of Anchor Tests in Equating
    Posted on 1 Dec 2016 at 2:06 am
    by Tammy J. Trierweiler, Charles Lewis, Robert L. Smith
    In this study, we describe what factors influence the observed score correlation between an (external) anchor test and a total test. We show that the anchor to full-test observed score correlation ... (show all)

    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 Lawrence, 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)

    Topical knowledge in L2 speaking assessment: Comparing independent and integrated speaking test tasks
    Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 1:04 am
    by Huang, H.-T. D., Hung, S.-T. A., Plakans, L.

    Integrated speaking test tasks (integrated tasks) provide reading and/or listening input to serve as the basis for test-takers to formulate their oral responses. This study examined the influence o...

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    Anchor Selection Using the Wald Test Anchor-All-Test-All Procedure
    Posted on 29 Nov 2016 at 11:28 pm
    by Wang, M., Woods, C. M.

    Methods for testing differential item functioning (DIF) require that the reference and focal groups are linked on a common scale using group-invariant anchor items. Several anchor-selection strateg...

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    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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    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)

    Setting cut scores on an EFL placement test using the prototype group method: A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis
    Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 10:20 pm
    by Eckes, T.

    This paper presents an approach to standard setting that combines the prototype group method (PGM; Eckes, 2012) with a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. The combined PGM–ROC approac...

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    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)

    Reliability and Model Fit
    Posted on 25 Oct 2016 at 10:32 pm
    by Stanley, L. M., Edwards, M. C.

    The purpose of this article is to highlight the distinction between the reliability of test scores and the fit of psychometric measurement models, reminding readers why it is important to consider ...

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    Effort in Low-Stakes Assessments: What Does It Take to Perform as Well as in a High-Stakes Setting?
    Posted on 25 Oct 2016 at 10:32 pm
    by Attali, Y.

    Performance of students in low-stakes testing situations has been a concern and focus of recent research. However, researchers who have examined the effect of stakes on performance have not been ab...

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