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The Development and Implementation of a National, Standards-based, Multi-method Teacher Performance Assessment System in Chile
Posted on 20 Jul 2014 at 6:00 pm
by Sandy Taut, Yulan Sun

Assessing teaching performance is a contentious issue in current educational policy in many countries. In Chile, a national, standards-based, multi-method, mandatory teacher evaluation system has b...

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    The Development and Implementation of a National, Standards-based, Multi-method Teacher Performance Assessment System in Chile
    Posted on 20 Jul 2014 at 6:00 pm
    by Sandy Taut, Yulan Sun

    Assessing teaching performance is a contentious issue in current educational policy in many countries. In Chile, a national, standards-based, multi-method, mandatory teacher evaluation system has b...

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    The unbearable lightness of the curriculum: what drives the assessment practices of a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in a Chinese secondary school?
    Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Peter Yongqi Gu
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 3, Page 286-305, August 2014.


    English language assessment in China: policies, practices and impacts
    Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Guoxing Yu et al
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 3, Page 245-250, August 2014.


    The enactment of formative assessment in English language classrooms in two Chinese universities: teacher and student responses
    Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Qiuxian Chen et al
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 3, Page 271-285, August 2014.


    Investigating native and non-native English-speaking teacher raters? judgements of oral proficiency in the College English Test-Spoken English Test (CET-SET)
    Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Ying Zhang et al
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 3, Page 306-325, August 2014.


    School-based English language assessment as a high-stakes examination component in Hong Kong: insights of frontline assessors
    Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 5:54 am
    by David D. Qian
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Volume 21, Issue 3, Page 251-270, August 2014.


    Common Structural Design Features of Rubrics May Represent a Threat to Validity
    Posted on 14 Jul 2014 at 6:00 pm
    by Humphry, S. M., Heldsinger, S. A.

    Rubrics for assessing student performance are often seen as providing rich information about complex skills. Despite their widespread usage, however, little empirical research has focused on whethe...

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    The Effect of Differential Item Functioning in Anchor Items on Population Invariance of Equating
    Posted on 8 Jul 2014 at 12:43 am
    by Huggins, A. C.

    Invariant relationships in the internal mechanisms of estimating achievement scores on educational tests serve as the basis for concluding that a particular test is fair with respect to statistical...

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    A Comparison of Three IRT Approaches to Examinee Ability Change Modeling in a Single-Group Anchor Test Design
    Posted on 8 Jul 2014 at 12:43 am
    by Paek, I., Park, H.-J., Cai, L., Chi, E.

    Typically a longitudinal growth modeling based on item response theory (IRT) requires repeated measures data from a single group with the same test design. If operational or item exposure problems ...

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    A Comparison of Four Item-Selection Methods for Severely Constrained CATs
    Posted on 8 Jul 2014 at 12:43 am
    by He, W., Diao, Q., Hauser, C.

    This study compared four item-selection procedures developed for use with severely constrained computerized adaptive tests (CATs). Severely constrained CATs refer to those adaptive tests that seek ...

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    A Systematic Review of Assessment Literacy Measures
    Posted on 26 Jun 2014 at 2:09 am
    by Chad M. Gotch, Brian F. French
    This work systematically reviews teacher assessment literacy measures within the context of contemporary teacher evaluation policy. In this study, the researchers collected objective tests of asses... (show all)

    Evaluating the Predictive Value of Growth Prediction Models
    Posted on 26 Jun 2014 at 2:09 am
    by Daniel L. Murphy, Matthew N. Gaertner
    This study evaluates four growth prediction models?projection, student growth percentile, trajectory, and transition table?commonly used to forecast (and give schools credit for) middle school stud... (show all)

    Assessment for education: standards, judgement and moderation
    Posted on 23 Jun 2014 at 4:37 am
    by Margaret Heritage
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Ahead of Print.


    Bottom-Up or Top-Down: English as a Foreign Language Vocabulary Instruction for Chinese University Students
    Posted on 23 Jun 2014 at 4:10 am
    by Christo Moskovsky, Guowu Jiang, Alan Libert, Seamus Fagan
    Whereas there has been some research on the role of bottom-up and top-down processing in the learning of a second or foreign language, very little attention has been given to bottom-up and top-down... (show all)

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

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

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    Cognitive Tests in Early Childhood: Psychometric and Cultural Considerations
    Posted on 22 Jun 2014 at 11:55 pm
    by Williams, M. E., Sando, L., Soles, T. G.

    Cognitive assessment of young children contributes to high-stakes decisions because results are often used to determine eligibility for early intervention and special education. Previous reviews of...

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    An examination of rater performance on a local oral English proficiency test: A mixed-methods approach
    Posted on 19 Jun 2014 at 12:03 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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    A fine-grained analysis of the effects of negative evidence with and without metalinguistic information in language development
    Posted on 18 Jun 2014 at 5:14 am
    by Lado, B., Bowden, H. W., Stafford, C. A., Sanz, C.

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

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

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

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

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

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    Promoting self-regulated learning through portfolio assessment: testimony and recommendations
    Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 9:01 am
    by Ricky Lam
    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Volume 39, Issue 6, Page 699-714, September 2014.


    IRT-Estimated Reliability for Tests Containing Mixed Item Formats
    Posted on 12 Jun 2014 at 8:41 pm
    by Lianghua Shu, Richard D. Schwarz
    As a global measure of precision, item response theory (IRT) estimated reliability is derived for four coefficients (Cronbach's ?, Feldt-Raju, stratified ?, and marginal reliability). Models with d... (show all)

    Item Response Theory Models for Performance Decline During Testing
    Posted on 12 Jun 2014 at 8:41 pm
    by Kuan-Yu Jin, Wen-Chung Wang
    Sometimes, test-takers may not be able to attempt all items to the best of their ability (with full effort) due to personal factors (e.g., low motivation) or testing conditions (e.g., time limit), ... (show all)

    Online games for young learners' foreign language learning
    Posted on 12 Jun 2014 at 3:54 am
    by Butler, Y. G., Someya, Y., Fukuhara, E.

    Young learners’ use of instructional games in foreign language learning is not yet well understood. Using games that were part of the learning tools for an online assessment, Jido-Eiken, a standard...

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    Using songs to enhance L2 vocabulary acquisition in preschool children
    Posted on 12 Jun 2014 at 3:54 am
    by Coyle, Y., Gomez Gracia, R.

    This article looks at the effects of a teaching sequence of song-based activities on the L2 vocabulary acquisition of a group of five-year-old Spanish child EFL learners. Twenty-five preschool chil...

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    Formative assessment in the Grenadian lower secondary school: teachers? perceptions, attitudes and practices
    Posted on 11 Jun 2014 at 10:55 am
    by James E.J. Young et al
    Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Ahead of Print.


    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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    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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    Raters' decisions, rating procedures and rating scales
    Posted on 10 Jun 2014 at 11:44 pm
    by Kuiken, F., Vedder, I.

    This special issue of Language Testing explores raters’ evaluations of L2 proficiency and possible causes of variability of rater judgments. In addition to the analysis of rater behavior and rater ...

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    Comparing foreign accent in L1 attrition and L2 acquisition: Range and rater effects
    Posted on 10 Jun 2014 at 11:44 pm
    by Schmid, M. S., Hopp, H.

    This study examines the methodology of global foreign accent ratings in studies on L2 speech production. In three experiments, we test how variation in raters, range within speech samples, as well ...

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