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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)

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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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    Math teaching resources in Latin American primary classrooms: Availability and impact on student learning
    Posted on 20 Jun 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Francisco Javier Murillo Torrecilla, Marcela Román Carrasco, Santiago Atrio Cerezo

    This article describes the availability of different mathematics teaching resources in primary classrooms in Latin America to determine whether it affects student performance. A study was developed...

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    Deregulation and personalization in elite schools: Teacher?s work and the production of privileged groups
    Posted on 20 Jun 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Sandra Ziegler
    The following article is based on a qualitative research developed in three Buenos Aires City and Buenos Aires Province high-schools that define themselves ?elite educational institutions?.  Our pu... (show all)

    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)

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

    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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    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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    Integrating reading and writing through extensive reading
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 8:42 am
    by Park, J.

    This study explores whether an extensive reading (ER) approach can enhance L2 learners’ writing performance in an English for Academic Purposes context. Two classes were compared in terms of writin...

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    Evaluating different standard-setting methods in an ESL placement testing context
    Posted on 15 Jun 2016 at 5:34 am
    by Shin, S.-Y., Lidster, R.

    In language programs, it is crucial to place incoming students into appropriate levels to ensure that course curriculum and materials are well targeted to their learning needs. Deciding how and whe...

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    Evolving Trends in Public Opinion on the Quality of Local Schools
    Posted on 13 Jun 2016 at 4:50 am
    by Bali, V. A.

    The ratings given by citizens to local public schools in the United States have been rising in the last decades. Using national public opinion surveys, this study seeks to understand the determinan...

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    Does Morphology Play an Important Role in L2 Chinese Vocabulary Acquisition?
    Posted on 9 Jun 2016 at 7:41 am
    by Haomin (Stanley) Zhang
    The present study examined the role of morphological awareness in second language (L2) Chinese vocabulary acquisition through an investigation of linguistic universality and specificity underlying ... (show all)

    A Comparison of Constrained Item Selection Methods in Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 2 Jun 2016 at 4:49 am
    by Su, Y.-H.

    The construction of assessments in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) usually involves fulfilling a large number of statistical and non-statistical constraints to meet test specifications. To impr...

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    Perceived Influence of Cooperating Teachers on edTPA Performance
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 7:40 pm
    by Jennifer Behney
    The Education Teaching Performance Assessment (edTPA) is a performance assessment of teacher effectiveness that is increasingly used to make decisions about licensure for teacher candidates, includ... (show all)

    Using Networks to Visualize and Analyze Process Data for Educational Assessment
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 7:11 pm
    by Mengxiao Zhu, Zhan Shu, Alina A. Davier
    New technology enables interactive and adaptive scenario-based tasks (SBTs) to be adopted in educational measurement. At the same time, it is a challenging problem to build appropriate psychometric... (show all)

    On the Issue of Item Selection in Computerized Adaptive Testing With Response Times
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 7:11 pm
    by Bernard P. Veldkamp
    Many standardized tests are now administered via computer rather than paper-and-pencil format. The computer-based delivery mode brings with it certain advantages. One advantage is the ability to ad... (show all)

    Web-Based Assessment of Childrens Social-Emotional Comprehension
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 5:19 am
    by McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N. M., Johnson, J. K., Russo, J., Allen, A.

    This article presents results from two studies that included ethnically and socioeconomically diverse samples totaling 4,462 children in kindergarten through third grade. Each study examined the ps...

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    Formative assessment in discussion tasks
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 2:37 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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    Mutually Beneficial Foreign Language Learning: Creating Meaningful Interactions Through Video-Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 8:30 am
    by Fumie Kato, Ryan Spring, Chikako Mori
    Providing learners of a foreign language with meaningful opportunities for interactions, specifically with native speakers, is especially challenging for instructors. One way to overcome this obsta... (show all)

    Local control in the era of accountability: A case study of Wisconsin preK
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 1:00 am
    by M. Elizabeth Graue, Bethany Wilinski, Amato Nocera

    The opposing principles of local control and increased standardization are a prominent tension in the United States? education system. Since at least the early 1990s, this tension has taken shape a...

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    How much is enough? Involving occupational experts in setting standards on a specific-purpose language test for health professionals
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Pill, J., McNamara, T.

    This paper considers how to establish the minimum required level of professionally relevant oral communication ability in the medium of English for health practitioners with English as an additiona...

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    Extending the scope of speaking assessment criteria in a specific-purpose language test: Operationalizing a health professional perspective
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by OHagan, S., Pill, J., Zhang, Y.

    Criticism of specific-purpose language (LSP) tests is often directed at their limited ability to represent fully the demands of the target language use situation. Such criticisms extend to the crit...

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    Drawing on indigenous criteria for more authentic assessment in a specific-purpose language test: Health professionals interacting with patients
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Pill, J.

    The indigenous assessment practices (Jacoby & McNamara, 1999) in selected health professions were investigated to inform a review of the scope of assessment in the speaking sub-test of a specific-p...

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    Standard setting in specific-purpose language testing: What can a qualitative study add?
    Posted on 23 May 2016 at 12:01 am
    by Manias, E., McNamara, T.

    This paper explores the views of nursing and medical domain experts in considering the standards for a specific-purpose English language screening test, the Occupational English Test (OET), for pro...

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