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Investigating Criterial Discourse Features across Second Language Development: Lexical Bundles in Rated Learner Essays, CEFR B1, B2 and C1
Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 2:20 am
by Chen, Y.-H., Baker, P.

In this study, we investigated criterial discourse features in L2 writing through the use of recurrent word combinations, a.k.a. lexical bundles, taking a corpus-driven and expert-judged approach b...

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    Investigating Criterial Discourse Features across Second Language Development: Lexical Bundles in Rated Learner Essays, CEFR B1, B2 and C1
    Posted on 7 Dec 2016 at 2:20 am
    by Chen, Y.-H., Baker, P.

    In this study, we investigated criterial discourse features in L2 writing through the use of recurrent word combinations, a.k.a. lexical bundles, taking a corpus-driven and expert-judged approach b...

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    ELL School Readiness and Pre-Kindergarten Care
    Posted on 6 Dec 2016 at 9:13 pm
    by Gottfried, M. A.

    The increased utilization of non-parental pre-kindergarten care has spurred interest by both researchers and policy makers as to what types of care might be effective at boosting school readiness. ...

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    Autoscoring Essays Based on Complex Networks
    Posted on 1 Dec 2016 at 2:06 am
    by Xiaohua Ke, Yongqiang Zeng, Haijiao Luo
    This article presents a novel method, the Complex Dynamics Essay Scorer (CDES), for automated essay scoring using complex network features. Texts produced by college students in China were represen... (show all)

    Further Study of the Choice of Anchor Tests in Equating
    Posted on 1 Dec 2016 at 2:06 am
    by Tammy J. Trierweiler, Charles Lewis, Robert L. Smith
    In this study, we describe what factors influence the observed score correlation between an (external) anchor test and a total test. We show that the anchor to full-test observed score correlation ... (show all)

    A Short Note on the Relationship Between Pass Rate and Multiple Attempts
    Posted on 1 Dec 2016 at 2:06 am
    by Ying Cheng, Cheng Liu
    For a certification, licensure, or placement exam, allowing examinees to take multiple attempts at the test could effectively change the pass rate. Change in the pass rate can occur without any cha... (show all)

    Vocabulary and Reading Performances of Redesignated Fluent English Proficient Students
    Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 2:50 am
    by Jin Kyoung Hwang, Joshua Fahey, Catherine Snow, Penelope Collins
    In this article, the researchers examined general vocabulary, academic vocabulary, and reading comprehension growth trajectories of adolescent redesignated fluent English proficient (RFEP) students... (show all)

    Topical knowledge in L2 speaking assessment: Comparing independent and integrated speaking test tasks
    Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 1:04 am
    by Huang, H.-T. D., Hung, S.-T. A., Plakans, L.

    Integrated speaking test tasks (integrated tasks) provide reading and/or listening input to serve as the basis for test-takers to formulate their oral responses. This study examined the influence o...

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    Anchor Selection Using the Wald Test Anchor-All-Test-All Procedure
    Posted on 29 Nov 2016 at 11:28 pm
    by Wang, M., Woods, C. M.

    Methods for testing differential item functioning (DIF) require that the reference and focal groups are linked on a common scale using group-invariant anchor items. Several anchor-selection strateg...

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    Essay Selection Methods for Adaptive Rater Monitoring
    Posted on 29 Nov 2016 at 11:28 pm
    by Wang, C., Song, T., Wang, Z., Wolfe, E.

    Constructed-response items are commonly used in educational and psychological testing, and the answers to those items are typically scored by human raters. In the current rater monitoring processes...

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    OECD teaching assessment policies: Approaching the experience in Mexican basic education
    Posted on 28 Nov 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Yazmín Cuevas Cajiga, Tiburcio Moreno Olivos
    In the year 2008 Mexico signed with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) an agreement in order to improve the quality of basic education. The main purpose of this documen... (show all)

    EFL Test-Takers? Feedback on Integrated Speaking Assessment
    Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 5:15 am
    by Heng-Tsung Danny Huang, Shao-Ting Alan Hung

    Chinese L2 Learners? Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge and Its Role in Reading Comprehension
    Posted on 22 Nov 2016 at 11:00 am
    by Dongbo Zhang, Xuexue Yang
    Using a Chinese Word Associates Test (WAT-C), this study examined the vocabulary depth of second language learners of Chinese and its contribution to the learners? reading comprehension. Results sh... (show all)

    Setting cut scores on an EFL placement test using the prototype group method: A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis
    Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 10:20 pm
    by Eckes, T.

    This paper presents an approach to standard setting that combines the prototype group method (PGM; Eckes, 2012) with a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. The combined PGM–ROC approac...

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    Live Versus Video Observations: Comparing the Reliability and Validity of Two Methods of Assessing Classroom Quality
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Curby, T. W., Johnson, P., Mashburn, A. J., Carlis, L.

    When conducting classroom observations, researchers are often confronted with the decision of whether to conduct observations live or by using pre-recorded video. The present study focuses on compa...

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    Test Review: An Interview With Amy Gabel: About the WISC-V
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Greathouse, D., Shaughnessy, M. F.

    Whenever a major intelligence or achievement test is revised, there is always renewed interest in the underlying structure of the test as well as a renewed interest in the scoring, administration, ...

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    Application of a Cognitive Diagnostic Model to a High-Stakes Reading Comprehension Test
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Ravand, H.

    General cognitive diagnostic models (CDM) such as the generalized deterministic input, noisy, "and" gate (G-DINA) model are flexible in that they allow for both compensatory and noncompensatory rel...

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    The Impact of Flipped Online Kanji Instruction on Written Vocabulary Learning for Introductory and Intermediate Japanese Language Students
    Posted on 4 Nov 2016 at 12:37 pm
    by Yoshiko Mori, Motoko Omori, Kumi Sato
    This study explored the pedagogical benefits of flipped online kanji (i.e., Chinese characters used in Japanese) instruction integrated into college-level introductory and intermediate Japanese lan... (show all)

    Classroom Dynamic Assessment: A Critical Examination of Constructs and Practices
    Posted on 1 Nov 2016 at 12:07 am
    by KRISTIN J. DAVIN
    This article explores the implementation of dynamic assessment (DA) in an elementary school foreign language classroom by considering its theoretical basis and its applicability to second language ... (show all)

    Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning
    Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 3:48 am
    by Ludwig, C.

    Evaluating Rater Accuracy in Rater-Mediated Assessments Using an Unfolding Model
    Posted on 25 Oct 2016 at 10:32 pm
    by Wang, J., Engelhard, G., Wolfe, E. W.

    The number of performance assessments continues to increase around the world, and it is important to explore new methods for evaluating the quality of ratings obtained from raters. This study descr...

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    An Approach to Scoring and Equating Tests With Binary Items: Piloting With Large-Scale Assessments
    Posted on 25 Oct 2016 at 10:32 pm
    by Dimitrov, D. M.

    This article describes an approach to test scoring, referred to as delta scoring (D-scoring), for tests with dichotomously scored items. The D-scoring uses information from item response theory (IR...

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    Reliability and Model Fit
    Posted on 25 Oct 2016 at 10:32 pm
    by Stanley, L. M., Edwards, M. C.

    The purpose of this article is to highlight the distinction between the reliability of test scores and the fit of psychometric measurement models, reminding readers why it is important to consider ...

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    Effort in Low-Stakes Assessments: What Does It Take to Perform as Well as in a High-Stakes Setting?
    Posted on 25 Oct 2016 at 10:32 pm
    by Attali, Y.

    Performance of students in low-stakes testing situations has been a concern and focus of recent research. However, researchers who have examined the effect of stakes on performance have not been ab...

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    Identity Development in the Ancestral Homeland: A Chinese Heritage Perspective
    Posted on 24 Oct 2016 at 1:25 am
    by ZHUO JING?SCHMIDT, JING?YUN CHEN, ZHEN ZHANG
    This study examines the lived experiences of identity of 4 Chinese Heritage Language (CHL) students participating in a year-long study abroad program in China. In a narrative inquiry, we draw on 2 ... (show all)

    Understanding test-takers perceptions of difficulty in EAP vocabulary tests: The role of experiential factors
    Posted on 19 Oct 2016 at 12:27 am
    by Oruc Ertürk, N., Mumford, S. E.

    This study, conducted by two researchers who were also multiple-choice question (MCQ) test item writers at a private English-medium university in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context, was...

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    Inferential statistics in Language Teaching Research: A review and ways forward
    Posted on 17 Oct 2016 at 10:19 pm
    by Lindstromberg, S.

    This article reviews all (quasi)experimental studies appearing in the first 19 volumes (1997–2015) of Language Teaching Research (LTR). Specifically, it provides an overview of how statistical anal...

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    High-Efficiency Response Distribution-Based Item Selection Algorithms for Short-Length Cognitive Diagnostic Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 7 Oct 2016 at 5:55 am
    by Zheng, C., Chang, H.-H.

    Cognitive diagnostic computerized adaptive testing (CD-CAT) purports to obtain useful diagnostic information with great efficiency brought by CAT technology. Most of the existing CD-CAT item select...

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    Exploration of Item Selection in Dual-Purpose Cognitive Diagnostic Computerized Adaptive Testing: Based on the RRUM
    Posted on 7 Oct 2016 at 5:55 am
    by Dai, B., Zhang, M., Li, G.

    Cognitive diagnostic computerized adaptive testing (CD-CAT) can be divided into two broad categories: (a) single-purpose tests, which are based on the subject’s knowledge state (KS) alone, and (b) ...

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    Classification Performance of Answer-Copying Indices Under Different Types of IRT Models
    Posted on 7 Oct 2016 at 5:55 am
    by Zopluoglu, C.

    Test fraud has recently received increased attention in the field of educational testing, and the use of comprehensive integrity analysis after test administration is recommended for investigating ...

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    Positive assessments in teacher learning
    Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 9:51 am
    by Harris, S.

    Much scholarly and pedagogical attention has been devoted to positive and negative feedback in language and other classrooms. This article looks at feedback in teacher education classrooms. In part...

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