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Houston, We Have a Problem: Teachers Find No Value in the SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS®)
Posted on 27 Oct 2014 at 1:00 am
by Clarin Collins

This study examined the SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS®) in practice, as perceived and experienced by teachers in the Southwest School District (SSD). To evaluate teacher effect...

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    Houston, We Have a Problem: Teachers Find No Value in the SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS®)
    Posted on 27 Oct 2014 at 1:00 am
    by Clarin Collins

    This study examined the SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS®) in practice, as perceived and experienced by teachers in the Southwest School District (SSD). To evaluate teacher effect...

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    The DELF in Canada: Perceptions of students, teachers and parents
    Posted on 16 Oct 2014 at 12:26 pm

    The Diplôme d?études de langue française (DELF) has recently gained attention in Canada for its potential as a national French second language (FSL) proficiency test. This article explores the per...

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    The incremental contribution of TOEIC(R) Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing tests to predicting performance on real-life English language tasks
    Posted on 15 Oct 2014 at 3:30 am
    by Powers, D. E., Powers, A.

    Typically, English language proficiency tests yield multiple scores – usually for each of the four traditional language domains. In order to maximize the usefulness of test scores, they may need to...

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    Multilevel Linkages Between State Standards, Teacher Standards, and Student Achievement: Testing External Versus Internal Standards-Based Education Models
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 3:12 am
    by Lee, J., Liu, X., Amo, L. C., Wang, W. L.

    Drawing on national and state assessment datasets in reading and math, this study tested "external" versus "internal" standards-based education models. The goal was to understand whether and how st...

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    Modeling College Graduation GPA Considering Equity in Admissions: Evidence from the University of Puerto Rico
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 1:00 am
    by Horacio Matos-Diaz, Dwight Garcia

    Over concerns about private school students? advantages in standardized tests, beginning in 1995?96 the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) implemented a new admissions formula that reduced the weight ...

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    An examination of rater performance on a local oral English proficiency test: A mixed-methods approach
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 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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    Strategies for testing statistical and practical significance in detecting DIF with logistic regression models
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Fidalgo, A. M., Alavi, S. M., Amirian, S. M. R.

    This study examines three controversial aspects in differential item functioning (DIF) detection by logistic regression (LR) models: first, the relative effectiveness of different analytical strate...

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    Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA)
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Doe, C.

    Investigating correspondence between language proficiency standards and academic content standards: A generalizability theory study
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Lin, C.-K., Zhang, J.

    Research on the relationship between English language proficiency standards and academic content standards serves to provide information about the extent to which English language learners (ELLs) a...

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    Book Review: Classroom-based Language Assessment
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Hill, K.

    Dynamic assessment of elicited imitation: A case analysis of an advanced L2 English speaker
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by van Compernolle, R. A., Zhang, H.

    The focus of this paper is on the design, administration, and scoring of a dynamically administered elicited imitation test of L2 English morphology. Drawing on Vygotskian sociocultural psychology,...

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    Applying unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory models in testlet-based reading assessment
    Posted on 13 Oct 2014 at 12:08 am
    by Min, S., He, L.

    This study examined the relative effectiveness of the multidimensional bi-factor model and multidimensional testlet response theory (TRT) model in accommodating local dependence in testlet-based re...

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    Using Multidimensional CAT to Administer a Short, Yet Precise, Screening Test
    Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 1:22 am
    by Yao, L., Pommerich, M., Segall, D. O.

    Multidimensional computerized adaptive testing (MCAT) provides a mechanism by which the simultaneous goals of accurate prediction and minimal testing time for a screening test could both be met. Th...

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    If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again: Applications of Sequential IRT Models to Cognitive Assessments
    Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 1:22 am
    by Culpepper, S. A.

    Previous research has considered sequential item response theory (SIRT) models for circumstances where examinees are allowed at least one opportunity to correctly answer questions. Research suggest...

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    Interactional Competence and the Development of Alignment Activity
    Posted on 7 Oct 2014 at 8:23 am
    by Abby Dings
    Based on qualitative analysis of conversational interactions collected over the course of a Spanish language learner's academic year abroad, this article explores the development of interactional r... (show all)

    When Can We Improve Subscores by Making Them Shorter?: The Case Against Subscores with Overlapping Items
    Posted on 22 Sep 2014 at 9:45 pm
    by Richard A. Feinberg, Howard Wainer
    Subscores can be of diagnostic value for tests that cover multiple underlying traits. Some items require knowledge or ability that spans more than a single trait. It is thus natural for such items ... (show all)

    Vocabulary learning in collaborative tasks: A comparison of pair and small group work
    Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 5:08 am
    by Dobao, A. F.

    This study examined the opportunities that pair and small group interaction offer for collaborative dialogue and second language (L2) vocabulary learning. It compared the performance of the same co...

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    Tracking 'learning behaviours' in the incidental acquisition of two dimensional adjectives by Japanese beginner learners of L2 English
    Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 5:08 am
    by Shintani, N., Ellis, R.

    The purpose of this article is to examine both the process and product of vocabulary learning in a task-based instructional context. The article reports a study that investigated the acquisition of...

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    The multi-feature hypothesis: Connectionist guidelines for L2 task design
    Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 5:08 am
    by Moonen, M., de Graaff, R., Westhoff, G., Brekelmans, M.

    This study focuses on the effects of task type on the retention and ease of activation of second language (L2) vocabulary, based on the multi-feature hypothesis (Moonen, De Graaff, & Westhoff, 2006...

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    Gauging Item Alignment Through Online Systems While Controlling for Rater Effects
    Posted on 11 Sep 2014 at 9:47 pm
    by D. Anderson, P. S. Irvin, J. Alonzo, G. A. Tindal
    The alignment of test items to content standards is critical to the validity of decisions made from standards-based tests. Generally, alignment is determined based on judgments made by a panel of c... (show all)

    Moving beyond accuracy: from tests of English to tests of 'Englishing'
    Posted on 10 Sep 2014 at 9:17 am
    by Hall, C. J.

    This article examines how English is conceptualized in the domain of testing, and particularly the tendency to identify the concepts of ‘standard English’ and ‘native English’ with ‘the language it...

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    Connecting with teachers: the case for language teaching research in the social sciences
    Posted on 10 Sep 2014 at 9:17 am
    by Kiely, R.

    Paul Stapleton’s assessment of the current state of language teaching research (LTR) raises important issues. However, his proposal that social science research approaches in ELT have failed, and t...

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    Validity of the Internet Addiction Test for Adolescents and Older Children (IAT-A): Tests of Measurement Invariance and Latent Mean Differences
    Posted on 8 Sep 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Teo, T., Kam, C.

    Following the call to ensure the validity of instruments used to assess users’ level of Internet usage, this study examined the factor structure of the Internet Addiction Test–Adolescence version (...

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    The Influences of Linguistic Demand and Cultural Loading on Cognitive Test Scores
    Posted on 8 Sep 2014 at 5:54 am
    by Cormier, D. C., McGrew, K. S., Ysseldyke, J. E.

    The increasing diversity of the U.S. population has resulted in increased concerns about the psychological assessment of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To date, li...

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    Much More Than Age
    Posted on 5 Sep 2014 at 7:33 am
    by Kinsella, C., Singleton, D.

    The study reported in this article investigated the proficiency in French of a group of anglophone adult L2 learners of the language, all of whom reported passing regularly for native speakers of F...

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    On the Factorial Structure of the SAT and Implications for Next-Generation College Readiness Assessments
    Posted on 1 Sep 2014 at 3:12 am
    by Wiley, E. W., Shavelson, R. J., Kurpius, A. A.

    The name "SAT" has become synonymous with college admissions testing; it has been dubbed "the gold standard." Numerous studies on its reliability and predictive validity show that the SAT predicts ...

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    Examining Student Factors in Sources of Setting Accommodation DIF
    Posted on 1 Sep 2014 at 3:12 am
    by Lin, P.-Y., Lin, Y.-C.

    This exploratory study investigated potential sources of setting accommodation resulting in differential item functioning (DIF) on math and reading assessments for examinees with varied learning ch...

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    Detection of Invalid Test Scores: The Usefulness of Simple Nonparametric Statistics
    Posted on 28 Aug 2014 at 4:04 am
    by Jorge N. Tendeiro, Rob R. Meijer
    In recent guidelines for fair educational testing it is advised to check the validity of individual test scores through the use of person-fit statistics. For practitioners it is unclear on the basi... (show all)

    The Reliability of Linear Gain Scores as Measures of Student Growth at the Classroom Level in the Presence of Measurement Bias and Student Tracking
    Posted on 27 Aug 2014 at 5:35 am
    by Culpepper, S. A.

    The evaluation of teachers’ performance in the classroom is an important application of educational testing and psychometrics. School districts are using gain scores, such as the average difference...

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    Stratified Item Selection and Exposure Control in Unidimensional Adaptive Testing in the Presence of Two-Dimensional Data
    Posted on 27 Aug 2014 at 5:35 am
    by Kalinowski, K. E., Natesan, P., Henson, R. K.

    It is not uncommon to use unidimensional item response theory models to estimate ability in multidimensional data with computerized adaptive testing (CAT). The current Monte Carlo study investigate...

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