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Internet Administration of the Paper-and-Pencil Gifted Rating Scale: Assessing Psychometric Equivalence
Posted on 2 Aug 2015 at 1:44 am
by Yarnell, J. B., Pfeiffer, S. I.

The present study examined the psychometric equivalence of administering a computer-based version of the Gifted Rating Scale (GRS) compared with the traditional paper-and-pencil GRS-School Form (GR...

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    Reliability and Validity of Advanced Phonics Measures
    Posted on 2 Aug 2015 at 1:44 am
    by Doty, S. J., Hixson, M. D., Decker, D. M., Reynolds, J. L., Drevon, D. D.

    Two studies explored the technical adequacy of various measures of advanced phonics skills. In Study 1, the advanced phonics measures consisted of pseudowords, real words, or a combination of both....

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    Confirmatory Factor Structure of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition With Preschool Children: Too Young for Differentiation?
    Posted on 2 Aug 2015 at 1:44 am
    by Potvin, D. C. H., Keith, T. Z., Caemmerer, J. M., Trundt, K. M.

    With an age range from 3 to 13 years, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children–Second Edition (KABC-II) offers an appealing option for the assessment of cognitive abilities for children. Althoug...

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    Internet Administration of the Paper-and-Pencil Gifted Rating Scale: Assessing Psychometric Equivalence
    Posted on 2 Aug 2015 at 1:44 am
    by Yarnell, J. B., Pfeiffer, S. I.

    The present study examined the psychometric equivalence of administering a computer-based version of the Gifted Rating Scale (GRS) compared with the traditional paper-and-pencil GRS-School Form (GR...

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    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)

    GREEN, ANTHONY. Exploring Language Assessment and Testing: Language in Action. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014. Pp. 272. $44.95, cloth. ISBN 978?0?41559?724?1.
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 9:29 am
    by DOUGLAS PAUL MARGOLIS

    Acquiring Temporal Meanings Without Tense Morphology: The Case of L2 Mandarin Chinese
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 9:29 am
    by ROUMYANA SLABAKOVA
    This article reports on an experimental study addressing the second language acquisition of Mandarin temporality. Mandarin Chinese does not mark past, present, or future with dedicated morphemes; t... (show all)

    Leveling L2 Texts Through Readability: Combining Multilevel Linguistic Features with the CEFR
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 9:29 am
    by YAO?TING SUNG, WEI?CHUN LIN, SCOTT BENJAMIN DYSON, KUO?EN CHANG, YU?CHIA CHEN
    Selecting appropriate texts for L2 (second/foreign language) learners is an important approach to enhancing motivation and, by extension, learning. There is currently no tool for classifying foreig... (show all)

    Learning New Grammatical Structures in Task-Based Language Learning: The Effects of Recasts and Prompts
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 9:29 am
    by MARRIT GUCHTE, MARTINE BRAAKSMA, GERT RIJLAARSDAM, PETER BIMMEL
    In the present study, we examine the effects of prompts and recasts on the acquisition of two new and different grammar structures in a task-based learning environment. Sixty-four 14-year-old 9th g... (show all)

    Meeting the Challenges of Curriculum Construction and Change: Revision and Validity Evaluation of a Placement Test
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 9:29 am
    by ANASTASIA MOZGALINA, MARIANNA RYSHINA?PANKOVA
    Achievement of advanced literacy as a goal of foreign language (FL) study within the available amount of time requires that FL departments construct a well-articulated program and optimize student ... (show all)

    Assessment of Oral Proficiency in Online Language Courses: Beyond Reinventing the Wheel
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 9:29 am
    by FERNANDO RUBIO

    Enhancing Vocabulary Learning Through Captioned Video: An Eye-Tracking Study
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 9:28 am
    by MARIBEL MONTERO PEREZ, ELKE PETERS, PIET DESMET
    This study investigates the effect of two attention-enhancing techniques on L2 students' learning and processing of novel French words (i.e., target words) through video with L2 subtitles or captio... (show all)

    Measuring the impact of rater negotiation in writing performance assessment
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 3:29 am
    by Trace, J., Janssen, G., Meier, V.

    Previous research in second language writing has shown that when scoring performance assessments even trained raters can exhibit significant differences in severity. When raters disagree, using dis...

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    Book Review: Talking about Language Assessment: The LAQ Interviews
    Posted on 28 Jul 2015 at 3:29 am
    by McCord, R.

    The Influence of Multiple Administrations of a State Achievement Test on Passing Rates for Student Groups
    Posted on 26 Jul 2015 at 1:00 am
    by Joseph F. T. Nese, Gerald Tindal, Joseph J. Stevens, Stephen N. Elliott
    The stakes of large-scale testing programs have grown considerably in the past decade with the enactment of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race To The Top (RTTT) legislations. A significant co... (show all)

    Do Native Speakers of North American and Singapore English Differentially Perceive Comprehensibility in Second Language Speech?
    Posted on 23 Jul 2015 at 11:22 pm
    by Kazuya Saito, Natsuko Shintani
    The current study examined the extent to which native speakers of North American and Singapore English differentially perceive the comprehensibility (ease of understanding) of second language (L2) ... (show all)

    Development of Speech Fluency Over a Short Period of Time: Effects of Pedagogic Intervention
    Posted on 14 Jul 2015 at 8:32 am
    by Parvaneh Tavakoli, Colin Campbell, Joan Mccormack
    This study investigates the effects of a short-term pedagogic intervention on development of second language (L2) fluency among learners studying English for academic purposes at a UK university. I... (show all)

    Structural Validation of the Holistic Wellness Assessment
    Posted on 14 Jul 2015 at 5:43 am
    by Brown, C., Applegate, E. B., Yildiz, M.

    The Holistic Wellness Assessment (HWA) is a relatively new assessment instrument based on an emergent transdisciplinary model of wellness. This study validated the factor structure identified via e...

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    Examination of the Spanish Trait Meta-Mood Scale-24 Factor Structure in a Mexican Setting
    Posted on 14 Jul 2015 at 5:43 am
    by Valdivia Vazquez, J. A., Rubio Sosa, J. C. A., French, B. F.

    The Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS) is an emotional intelligence (EI) assessment originally developed for the U.S. population. This scale measures three EI factors—attention, clarity, and repair—to ev...

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    The selection of cognitive diagnostic models for a reading comprehension test
    Posted on 13 Jul 2015 at 5:02 am
    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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    Validity of the American Sign Language Discrimination Test
    Posted on 13 Jul 2015 at 5:02 am
    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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    Modeling Booklet Effects for Nonequivalent Group Designs in Large-Scale Assessment
    Posted on 6 Jul 2015 at 5:14 am
    by Hecht, M., Weirich, S., Siegle, T., Frey, A.

    Multiple matrix designs are commonly used in large-scale assessments to distribute test items to students. These designs comprise several booklets, each containing a subset of the complete item poo...

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    The Interaction of Ability Differences and Guessing When Modeling Differential Item Functioning With the Rasch Model: Conventional and Tailored Calibration
    Posted on 6 Jul 2015 at 5:14 am
    by DeMars, C. E., Jurich, D. P.

    In educational testing, differential item functioning (DIF) statistics must be accurately estimated to ensure the appropriate items are flagged for inspection or removal. This study showed how usin...

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    The Importance of the Assumption of Uncorrelated Errors in Psychometric Theory
    Posted on 6 Jul 2015 at 5:14 am
    by Raykov, T., Marcoulides, G. A., Patelis, T.

    A critical discussion of the assumption of uncorrelated errors in classical psychometric theory and its applications is provided. It is pointed out that this assumption is essential for a number of...

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    Removing bias towards World Englishes: The development of a Rater Attitude Instrument using Indian English as a stimulus
    Posted on 3 Jul 2015 at 1:40 am
    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 1 Jul 2015 at 4:16 am
    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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    Recasts, field dependence/independence cognitive style, and L2 development
    Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 5:46 am
    by Rassaei, E.

    While previous research has indicated that learners with field-dependence (FD) and field-independence (FI) cognitive styles benefit differentially from different instructional modes, previous corre...

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    Effects of feedback timing on second language vocabulary learning: Does delaying feedback increase learning?
    Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 5:46 am
    by Nakata, T.

    Feedback, or information given to learners regarding their performance, is found to facilitate second language (L2) learning. Research also suggests that the timing of feedback (whether it is provi...

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    Task and rater effects in L2 speaking and writing: A synthesis of generalizability studies
    Posted on 17 Jun 2015 at 1:51 am
    by In'nami, 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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    Future of diagnostic language assessment
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Lee, Y.-W.

    Design in four diagnostic language assessments
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Cumming, A.

    The studies documented in the four articles in this special issue uniquely exemplify principles of design-based research as follows: by taking innovative approaches to significant problems in the c...

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