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Mitigating the Dangers of a Single Story: Creating Large-Scale Writing Assessments Aligned With Sociocultural Theory
Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 9:58 am
by Behizadeh, N.

The dangers of a single story in current U.S. large-scale writing assessment are that assessment practice does not align with theory and this practice has negative effects on instruction and studen...

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    Mitigating the Dangers of a Single Story: Creating Large-Scale Writing Assessments Aligned With Sociocultural Theory
    Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 9:58 am
    by Behizadeh, N.

    The dangers of a single story in current U.S. large-scale writing assessment are that assessment practice does not align with theory and this practice has negative effects on instruction and studen...

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    Strategies for testing statistical and practical significance in detecting DIF with logistic regression models
    Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 3:44 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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    Applying unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory models in testlet-based reading assessment
    Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 3:44 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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    Achievement at whose expense? A literature review of test-based grade retention policies in U.S. school
    Posted on 4 Apr 2014 at 11:31 am
    by Andrew Prescott Huddleston
    The author uses Maxwell?s method of literature reviews for educational research to focus on literature relevant to test-based grade retention policies to make the following argument: although some ... (show all)

    Real GPA and Real SET: two antidotes to greed, sloth and cowardice in the college classroom
    Posted on 4 Apr 2014 at 4:32 am
    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Ahead of Print.


    General Test Overlap Control: Improved Algorithm for CAT and CCT
    Posted on 4 Apr 2014 at 2:51 am
    by Chen, S.-Y., Lei, P.-W., Chen, J.-H., Liu, T.-C.

    This article proposed a new online test overlap control algorithm that is an improvement of Chen’s algorithm in controlling general test overlap rate for item pooling among a group of examinees. Ch...

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    Item Selection Methods Based on Multiple Objective Approaches for Classifying Respondents Into Multiple Levels
    Posted on 4 Apr 2014 at 2:51 am
    by van Groen, M. M., Eggen, T. J. H. M., Veldkamp, B. P.

    Computerized classification tests classify examinees into two or more levels while maximizing accuracy and minimizing test length. The majority of currently available item selection methods maximiz...

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    Validity of the children's orientation to book reading rating scale
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 pm
    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 influence of prompt on group oral tests
    Posted on 3 Apr 2014 at 12:02 am
    by Leaper, D. A., Riazi, M.

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

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

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

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    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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    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.

    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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    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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    To rubric or not to rubric? The effects of self-assessment on self-regulation, performance and self-efficacy
    Posted on 31 Mar 2014 at 4:41 am
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 2, Page 133-148, May 2014.


    Using digital representations of practical production work for summative assessment
    Posted on 31 Mar 2014 at 4:40 am
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 2, Page 205-220, May 2014.


    Frontiers of test validity theory: measurement, causation, and meaning
    Posted on 31 Mar 2014 at 4:40 am
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 2, Page 238-244, May 2014.


    Teaching approaches of university professors in Mexico
    Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 11:54 pm
    by Etty Haydee Estévez Nenninger, Claudia Gabriela Arreola Olivarría, Angel Alberto Valdés Cuervo

    This research aims to identify the extent to which university teacher?s work intersects with a cognitive-constructivist and comprehensive teaching approach and explore meaningful relationships betw...

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    Assessment instruments for primary CLIL: the conceptualisation and evaluation of test tasks
    Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 8:20 am
    The Language Learning Journal, Volume 42, Issue 2, Page 137-150, July 2014.


    Issues in the assessment of bilingually educated students: expressing subject knowledge through L1 and L2
    Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 8:20 am
    The Language Learning Journal, Volume 42, Issue 2, Page 151-164, July 2014.


    Multidimensional CAT Item Selection Methods for Domain Scores and Composite Scores With Item Exposure Control and Content Constraints
    Posted on 27 Mar 2014 at 8:10 pm
    by Lihua Yao
    The intent of this research was to find an item selection procedure in the multidimensional computer adaptive testing (CAT) framework that yielded higher precision for both the domain and composite... (show all)

    Differential Item Functioning Assessment in Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling: Application of the Wald Test to Investigate DIF in the DINA Model
    Posted on 27 Mar 2014 at 8:10 pm
    by Likun Hou, Jimmy de la Torre, Ratna Nandakumar
    Analyzing examinees? responses using cognitive diagnostic models (CDMs) has the advantage of providing diagnostic information. To ensure the validity of the results from these models, differential ... (show all)

    The Random-Effect DINA Model
    Posted on 27 Mar 2014 at 8:10 pm
    by Hung-Yu Huang, Wen-Chung Wang
    The DINA (deterministic input, noisy, and gate) model has been widely used in cognitive diagnosis tests and in the process of test development. The outcomes known as slip and guess are included in ... (show all)

    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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    How Often Is the Misfit of Item Response Theory Models Practically Significant?
    Posted on 26 Mar 2014 at 12:03 am
    by Sandip Sinharay, Shelby J. Haberman
    Standard 3.9 of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing () demands evidence of model fit when item response theory (IRT) models are employed to data from tests. Hambleton and Han ()... (show all)

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

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

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    Moving beyond accuracy: from tests of English to tests of 'Englishing'
    Posted on 18 Mar 2014 at 9:55 am
    by Hall, C. J.

    This article examines how English is conceptualized in the domain of testing, and particularly the tendency to identify the concepts of ‘standard English’ and ‘native English’ with ‘the language it...

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    Social moderation, assessment and assuring standards for accounting graduates
    Posted on 10 Mar 2014 at 11:53 am
    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Volume 39, Issue 4, Page 461-478, June 2014.


    Investigating teacher-supported peer assessment for EFL writing
    Posted on 10 Mar 2014 at 11:17 am
    by Zhao, H.

    Concerns over the quality of peer feedback and entrenched teacher-driven learning have resulted in the limited use of peer assessment in Chinese EFL writing instruction. This study sought to effect...

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