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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)

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    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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    Lessons Learned From the Great Recession: Layoffs and the RIF-Induced Teacher Shuffle
    Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 10:46 am
    by Goldhaber, D., Strunk, K. O., Brown, N., Knight, D. S.

    One consequence of the Great Recession is that teacher layoffs occurred at a scale previously unseen. In this article, we assess the effects of receiving a layoff notice on teacher mobility using d...

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    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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    Homework Distraction Scale: Confirming the Factor Structure With Middle School Students
    Posted on 11 Jul 2016 at 12:09 pm
    by Xu, J., Fan, X., Du, J.

    The goal of the current investigation was to evaluate psychometric properties of the Homework Distraction Scale (HDS) using 796 middle school students. Results from confirmatory factor analyses (CF...

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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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    Exploring Rating Quality in Rater-Mediated Assessments Using Mokken Scale Analysis
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Wind, S. A., Engelhard, G.

    Mokken scale analysis is a probabilistic nonparametric approach that offers statistical and graphical tools for evaluating the quality of social science measurement without placing potentially inap...

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    Rasch Model Parameter Estimation in the Presence of a Nonnormal Latent Trait Using a Nonparametric Bayesian Approach
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Finch, H., Edwards, J. M.

    Standard approaches for estimating item response theory (IRT) model parameters generally work under the assumption that the latent trait being measured by a set of items follows the normal distribu...

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    Testing the Difference of Correlated Agreement Coefficients for Statistical Significance
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Gwet, K. L.

    This article addresses the problem of testing the difference between two correlated agreement coefficients for statistical significance. A number of authors have proposed methods for testing the di...

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    Assessing Validity of Measurement in Learning Disabilities Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Modeling: The Roles of Anxiety and Motivation
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Sideridis, G. D.

    The purpose of the present studies was to test the hypothesis that the psychometric characteristics of ability scales may be significantly distorted if one accounts for emotional factors during tes...

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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)

    Borrowing legitimacy as English learner (EL) leaders: Indianas 14-year history with English language proficiency standards
    Posted on 21 Jun 2016 at 1:31 am
    by Morita-Mullaney, T.

    English language proficiency or English language development (ELP/D) standards guide how content-specific instruction and assessment is practiced by teachers and how English learners (ELs) at varyi...

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    The Evolution of Foreign Language AP Exam Candidates: A 36-Year Descriptive Study
    Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:10 am
    by Alan V. Brown, Gregory L. Thompson
    Using a data set exclusively prepared for and licensed to them by the College Board, the authors examined the growth of the Advanced Placement program in foreign languages and overall trends in reg... (show all)

    A Rationale for Criterion-Referenced Proficiency Testing
    Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:10 am
    by Ray Clifford
    This article summarizes some of the technical issues that add to the complexity of language testing. It focuses in particular on the criterion-referenced nature of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines?... (show all)

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Using automated writing evaluation to reduce grammar errors in writing
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 8:42 am
    by Liao, H.-C.

    Despite the recent development of automated writing evaluation (AWE) technology and the growing interest in applying this technology to language classrooms, few studies have looked at the effects o...

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    A pedagogic cycle for EFL note-taking
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 8:42 am
    by Siegel, J.

    More attention has been given to note-taking in EFL classrooms in recent years, probably due to growing numbers of EFL students who attend lectures given in English and the importance of note-takin...

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