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Functional adequacy in L2 writing: Towards a new rating scale
Posted on 21 Sep 2016 at 12:04 am
by Kuiken, F., Vedder, I.

The importance of functional adequacy as an essential component of L2 proficiency has been observed by several authors (Pallotti, 2009; De Jong, Steinel, Florijn, Schoonen, & Hulstijn, 2012a, b). T...

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    Functional adequacy in L2 writing: Towards a new rating scale
    Posted on 21 Sep 2016 at 12:04 am
    by Kuiken, F., Vedder, I.

    The importance of functional adequacy as an essential component of L2 proficiency has been observed by several authors (Pallotti, 2009; De Jong, Steinel, Florijn, Schoonen, & Hulstijn, 2012a, b). T...

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    Comparing C-tests and Yes/No vocabulary size tests as predictors of receptive language skills
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Harsch, C., Hartig, J.

    Placement and screening tests serve important functions, not only with regard to placing learners at appropriate levels of language courses but also with a view to maximizing the effectiveness of a...

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    Validity theory: Reform policies, accountability testing, and consequences
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Chalhoub-Deville, M.

    Educational policies such as Race to the Top in the USA affirm a central role for testing systems in government-driven reform efforts. Such reform policies are often referred to as the global educa...

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    Differential and long-term language impact on math
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Chen, F., Chalhoub-Deville, M.

    Literature provides consistent evidence that there is a strong relationship between language proficiency and math achievement. However, research results show conflicts supporting either an increasi...

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    Validity of the American Sign Language Discrimination Test
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    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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    Elicited imitation as a measure of second language proficiency: A narrative review and meta-analysis
    Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:07 pm
    by Yan, X., Maeda, Y., Lv, J., Ginther, A.

    Elicited imitation (EI) has been widely used to examine second language (L2) proficiency and development and was an especially popular method in the 1970s and early 1980s. However, as the field emb...

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    Development and Initial Validation of the Performance Perfectionism Scale for Sport (PPS-S)
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 11:46 pm
    by Hill, A. P., Appleton, P. R., Mallinson, S. H.

    Valid and reliable instruments are required to appropriately study perfectionism. With this in mind, three studies are presented that describe the development and initial validation of a new instru...

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    The Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale: Development, Psychometric Properties, and Associations With Stress, Distress, and Psychiatric Symptoms
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 11:46 pm
    by Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Su, C., Vaillancourt, T., Boucher, D., Munro, Y., Davidson, L. A., Gale, O.

    There is growing interest in perfectionism among children and adolescents as well as growing interest in the measures designed to assess perfectionism in young people. The current article describes...

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    How Should Discrepancy Be Assessed in Perfectionism Research? A Psychometric Analysis and Proposed Refinement of the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 11:46 pm
    by Flett, G. L., Mara, C. A., Hewitt, P. L., Sirois, F., Molnar, D. S.

    Research on perfectionism with the Almost Perfect Scale–Revised (APS-R) distinguishes adaptive perfectionists versus maladaptive perfectionists based primarily on their responses to the 12-item uni...

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    Development and Validation of the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale-Brief
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 11:46 pm
    by Burgess, A. M., Frost, R. O., DiBartolo, P. M.

    Twenty-five years ago, one of the first empirically validated measures of perfectionism, the Frost et al. Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (F-MPS) was published. Since that time, psychometric s...

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    Parameter Drift Detection in Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing Based on Informational Distance/Divergence Measures
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 10:21 pm
    by Kang, H.-A., Chang, H.-H.

    An informational distance/divergence-based approach is proposed to detect the presence of parameter drift in multidimensional computerized adaptive testing (MCAT). The study presents significance t...

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    A Dominance Variant Under the Multi-Unidimensional Pairwise-Preference Framework: Model Formulation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Estimation
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 10:21 pm
    by Morillo, D., Leenen, I., Abad, F. J., Hontangas, P., de la Torre, J., Ponsoda, V.

    Forced-choice questionnaires have been proposed as a way to control some response biases associated with traditional questionnaire formats (e.g., Likert-type scales). Whereas classical scoring meth...

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    A Novel Method for Expediting the Development of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and an Evaluation Across Several Populations
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 10:21 pm
    by Garrard, L., Price, L. R., Bott, M. J., Gajewski, B. J.

    Item response theory (IRT) models provide an appropriate alternative to the classical ordinal confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) during the development of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)....

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    Differences in Reaction to Immediate Feedback and Opportunity to Revise Answers for Multiple-Choice and Open-Ended Questions
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 12:08 am
    by Attali, Y., Laitusis, C., Stone, E.

    There are many reasons to believe that open-ended (OE) and multiple-choice (MC) items elicit different cognitive demands of students. However, empirical evidence that supports this view is lacking....

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    Do Two or More Multicomponent Instruments Measure the Same Construct? Testing Construct Congruence Using Latent Variable Modeling
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 12:08 am
    by Raykov, T., Marcoulides, G. A., Tong, B.

    A latent variable modeling procedure is discussed that can be used to test if two or more homogeneous multicomponent instruments with distinct components are measuring the same underlying construct...

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    Different Approaches to Covariate Inclusion in the Mixture Rasch Model
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 12:08 am
    by Li, T., Jiao, H., Macready, G. B.

    The present study investigates different approaches to adding covariates and the impact in fitting mixture item response theory models. Mixture item response theory models serve as an important met...

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    Hypothesis Testing Using Factor Score Regression: A Comparison of Four Methods
    Posted on 14 Sep 2016 at 12:08 am
    by Devlieger, I., Mayer, A., Rosseel, Y.

    In this article, an overview is given of four methods to perform factor score regression (FSR), namely regression FSR, Bartlett FSR, the bias avoiding method of Skrondal and Laake, and the bias cor...

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    Understanding Examinees? Responses to Items: Implications for Measurement
    Posted on 13 Sep 2016 at 10:55 pm
    by Susan E. Embretson
    Examinees' thinking processes have become an increasingly important concern in testing. The responses processes aspect is a major component of validity, and contemporary tests increasingly involve ... (show all)

    Do 45% of College Students Lack Critical Thinking Skills? Revisiting a Central Conclusion of Academically Adrift
    Posted on 13 Sep 2016 at 10:55 pm
    by David Lane, Frederick L. Oswald
    The educational literature, the popular press, and educated laypeople have all echoed a conclusion from the book Academically Adrift by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa (which has now become received ... (show all)

    An Examination of the edTPA Portfolio Assessment and Other Measures of Teacher Preparation and Readiness
    Posted on 13 Sep 2016 at 10:35 am
    by Victoria Russell, Kelly F. Davidson Devall
    The authors examined the outcomes on several measures of world language teacher preparedness, including university- and state-mandated summative evaluations and the edTPA portfolio assessment, for ... (show all)

    Partner-Language Learning Trajectories in Dual-Language Immersion: Evidence From an Urban District
    Posted on 9 Sep 2016 at 12:43 am
    by Susan Burkhauser, Jennifer L. Steele, Jennifer Li, Robert O. Slater, Michael Bacon, Trey Miller
    Research has demonstrated that students in dual-language immersion programs perform as well as, or better than, their peers in core academic content areas by late elementary school. However, the ex... (show all)

    Disrupting ELL Teacher Candidates' Identities: Indigenizing Teacher Education in One Study Abroad Program
    Posted on 8 Sep 2016 at 7:01 am
    by G. Sue Kasun, Cinthya M. Saavedra
    In this article, the researchers describe and theorize the challenges and promises of exposing preservice teachers' identities to indigenous, critical second language teaching experiences in one st... (show all)

    How Developments in Psychology and Technology Challenge Validity Argumentation
    Posted on 1 Sep 2016 at 8:16 pm
    by Robert J. Mislevy
    Validity is the sine qua non of properties of educational assessment. While a theory of validity and a practical framework for validation has emerged over the past decades, most of the discussion h... (show all)

    Integrating the Analysis of Mental Operations Into Multilevel Models to Validate an Assessment of Higher Education Students? Competency in Business and Economics
    Posted on 1 Sep 2016 at 8:16 pm
    by Sebastian Brückner, James W. Pellegrino
    The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing indicate that validation of assessments should include analyses of participants? response processes. However, such analyses typically are con... (show all)

    Measurement Advances and Challenges in Competency Assessment in Higher Education
    Posted on 1 Sep 2016 at 8:16 pm
    by Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Hans Anand Pant
    Domain-specific and generic competencies have become target outcomes of students' learning in higher education, and competency assessment plays an increasingly important role in higher education on... (show all)

    Investigating College Learning Gain: Exploring a Propensity Score Weighting Approach
    Posted on 1 Sep 2016 at 8:16 pm
    by Ou Lydia Liu, Huili Liu, Katrina Crotts Roohr, Daniel F. McCaffrey
    Learning outcomes assessment has been widely used by higher education institutions both nationally and internationally. One of its popular uses is to document learning gains of students. Prior stud... (show all)

    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)

    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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