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Effect of Content Knowledge on Angoff-Style Standard Setting Judgments
Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 7:31 pm
by Melissa J. Margolis, Janet Mee, Brian E. Clauser, Marcia Winward, Jerome C. Clauser
Evidence to support the credibility of standard setting procedures is a critical part of the validity argument for decisions made based on tests that are used for classification. One area in which ... (show all)

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    Effect of Content Knowledge on Angoff-Style Standard Setting Judgments
    Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 7:31 pm
    by Melissa J. Margolis, Janet Mee, Brian E. Clauser, Marcia Winward, Jerome C. Clauser
    Evidence to support the credibility of standard setting procedures is a critical part of the validity argument for decisions made based on tests that are used for classification. One area in which ... (show all)

    The Theory and Practice of Culturally Relevant Education: A Synthesis of Research Across Content Areas
    Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 1:45 pm
    by Aronson, B., Laughter, J.

    Many teachers and educational researchers have claimed to adopt tenets of culturally relevant education (CRE). However, recent work describes how standardized curricula and testing have marginalize...

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    Generational Differences in Academic Achievement Among Immigrant Youths: A Meta-Analytic Review
    Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 1:45 pm
    by Duong, M. T., Badaly, D., Liu, F. F., Schwartz, D., McCarty, C. A.

    Research on generational differences in immigrant youths’ academic achievement has yielded conflicting findings. This meta-analysis reconciles discrepant findings by testing meta-analytic moderator...

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    Using Response Time to Detect Item Preknowledge in Computer-Based Licensure Examinations
    Posted on 5 Feb 2016 at 3:48 am
    by Hong Qian, Dorota Staniewska, Mark Reckase, Ada Woo
    This article addresses the issue of how to detect item preknowledge using item response time data in two computer-based large-scale licensure examinations. Item preknowledge is indicated by an unex... (show all)

    Comparing the Performance of Eight Item Preknowledge Detection Statistics
    Posted on 4 Feb 2016 at 11:29 am
    by Belov, D. I.

    Item preknowledge describes a situation in which a group of examinees (called aberrant examinees) have had access to some items (called compromised items) from an administered test prior to the exa...

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    On Computing the Key Probability in the Stochastically Curtailed Sequential Probability Ratio Test
    Posted on 4 Feb 2016 at 11:29 am
    by Huebner, A. R., Finkelman, M. D.

    The Stochastically Curtailed Sequential Probability Ratio Test (SCSPRT) is a termination criterion for computerized classification tests (CCTs) that has been shown to be more efficient than the wel...

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    Potential Methodological Biases in Research on Learning without Awareness
    Posted on 3 Feb 2016 at 7:10 am
    by Fukuta, J.

    The role of awareness has been under investigation in second language (L2) acquisition research for many years. Williams' study (2005) has attracted particular interest and has been actively reexam...

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    How Can Placement Policy Improve Math Remediation Outcomes? Evidence From Experimentation in Community Colleges
    Posted on 2 Feb 2016 at 4:30 pm
    by Ngo, F., Melguizo, T.

    Changing placement policy may help to improve developmental education student outcomes in community colleges, but there is little understanding of the impacts of these reforms. We take advantage of...

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    Theoretical models of comprehension skills tested through a comprehension assessment battery for primary school children
    Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 12:54 am
    by Tobia, V., Ciancaleoni, M., Bonifacci, P.

    In this study, two alternative theoretical models were compared, in order to analyze which of them best explains primary school children’s text comprehension skills. The first one was based on the ...

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    A comparison of newly-trained and experienced raters on a standardized writing assessment
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Attali, Y.

    A short training program for evaluating responses to an essay writing task consisted of scoring 20 training essays with immediate feedback about the correct score. The same scoring session also ser...

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    The influence of training and experience on rater performance in scoring spoken language
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Davis, L.

    Two factors were investigated that are thought to contribute to consistency in rater scoring judgments: rater training and experience in scoring. Also considered were the relative effects of scorin...

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    The role of timing in assessing oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Piper, B., Zuilkowski, S. S.

    Despite rapid growth in literacy-related programmes and evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa, little critical attention has been paid to the relevance of assumptions that underlie existing assessment m...

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    Book review: The Companion to Language Assessment
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Read, J.

    Do decision rules matter? A descriptive study of English language proficiency assessment classifications for English-language learners and native English speakers in fifth grade
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Carroll, P. E., Bailey, A. L.

    English language proficiency assessments (ELPA) are used in the United States to measure annually the English language progress and proficiency of English-language learners (ELLs), a subgroup of la...

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    Adaptation of a vocabulary test from British Sign Language to American Sign Language
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Mann, W., Roy, P., Morgan, G.

    This study describes the adaptation process of a vocabulary knowledge test for British Sign Language (BSL) into American Sign Language (ASL) and presents results from the first round of pilot testi...

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    The Matching Criterion Purification for Differential Item Functioning Analyses in a Large-Scale Assessment
    Posted on 7 Jan 2016 at 6:49 am
    by Lee, H., Geisinger, K. F.

    The current study investigated the impact of matching criterion purification on the accuracy of differential item functioning (DIF) detection in large-scale assessments. The three matching approach...

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    Facilitating the interpretation of English language proficiency scores: Combining scale anchoring and test score mapping methodologies
    Posted on 6 Jan 2016 at 2:59 am
    by Powers, D., Schedl, M., Papageorgiou, S.

    The aim of this study was to develop, for the benefit of both test takers and test score users, enhanced TOEFL ITP® test score reports that go beyond the simple numerical scores that are currently ...

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    Determining cloze item difficulty from item and passage characteristics across learner backgrounds
    Posted on 30 Dec 2015 at 5:03 am
    by Trace, J., Brown, J. D., Janssen, G., Kozhevnikova, L.

    Cloze tests have been the subject of numerous studies regarding their function and use in both first language and second language contexts (e.g., Jonz & Oller, 1994; Watanabe & Koyama, 2008). From ...

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    Lexical difficulty - using elicited imitation to study child L2
    Posted on 30 Dec 2015 at 5:03 am
    by Campfield, D. E.

    This paper reports a post-hoc analysis of the influence of lexical difficulty of cue sentences on performance in an elicited imitation (EI) task to assess oral production skills for 645 child L2 En...

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    Above-Level Test Item Functioning Across Examinee Age Groups
    Posted on 27 Dec 2015 at 4:06 am
    by Warne, R. T., Doty, K. J., Malbica, A. M., Angeles, V. R., Innes, S., Hall, J., Masterson-Nixon, K.

    Above-level testing (also called above-grade testing, out-of-level testing, and off-level testing) is the practice of administering to a child a test that is designed for an examinee population tha...

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    Investigation of the Latent Structure for the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory
    Posted on 27 Dec 2015 at 4:06 am
    by Finch, W. H., Cassady, J. C., Jones, J. A.

    The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is a very popular tool for measuring the learning and study strategies of high school and college students. Prior research with the LASSI has sup...

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    Language test as boundary object: Perspectives from test users in the healthcare domain
    Posted on 23 Dec 2015 at 3:39 am
    by Macqueen, S., Pill, J., Knoch, U.

    Objects that sit between intersecting social worlds, such as Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) tests, are boundary objects – dynamic, historically derived mechanisms which maintain coherence bet...

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    Equating in small-scale language testing programs
    Posted on 23 Dec 2015 at 3:39 am
    by LaFlair, G. T., Isbell, D., May, L. D. N., Gutierrez Arvizu, M. N., Jamieson, J.

    Language programs need multiple test forms for secure administrations and effective placement decisions, but can they have confidence that scores on alternate test forms have the same meaning? In l...

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    The role of L1 conceptual and linguistic knowledge and frequency in the acquisition of L2 metaphorical expressions
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 11:51 pm
    by Türker, E.

    This study investigates how figurative language is processed by learners of a second language (L2). With an experiment testing L2 comprehension of figurative expressions in three categories, each c...

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    Oral Proficiency Assessment of English-Proficient K?8 Spanish Immersion Students
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by TARA W. FORTUNE, DIANE J. TEDICK
    This cross-sectional study used assessments developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics to examine the oral proficiency of 218 K?8 English-proficient students in 4 Spanish immersion programs. F... (show all)

    Classroom Versus Societal Willingness to Communicate: Investigating French as a Second Language in Flanders
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by KATRIJN DENIES, TOMOKO YASHIMA, RIANNE JANSSEN
    This study investigates willingness to communicate (WTC) and its determinants through structural equation modelling (SEM). Building on models by MacIntyre and Charos (1996) and Yashima (2002), it a... (show all)

    Investigating Transfer of Academic Proficiency Among Trilingual Immigrant Students: A Holistic Tri-Directional Approach
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by ORLY HAIM
    The study addresses the degree of transfer of literacy dimensions of academic proficiency (AP), that is, reading comprehension and writing, across three languages?Russian (L1), Hebrew (L2), and Eng... (show all)

    CONNOR-LINTON, JEFFREY, & LUKE WANDER AMOROSO. (Eds.). Measured Language: Quantitative Studies of Acquisition, Assessment, and Variation. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014. Pp. 256. $49.95, paper. ISBN 978?1?62616?037?8.
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by DOUGLAS PAUL MARGOLIS

    Promoting Task-Based Pragmatics Instruction in EFL Classroom Contexts: The Role of Task Complexity
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by YOUJIN KIM, NAOKO TAGUCHI
    Robinson's (2001) Cognition Hypothesis claims that more complex tasks promote interaction and language development. This study examined the effect of task complexity in the learning of request-maki... (show all)

    KUNNAN, ANTONY JOHN. (Ed.). Talking About Language Assessment: The LAQ Interviews. New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xiii, 261. $49.95, paper. ISBN 978?1?13878?552?6.
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by JUNE K. PHILLIPS