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Are Teachers Crucial for Academic Achievement? Finland Educational Success in a Comparative Perspective
Posted on 30 Mar 2015 at 1:00 am
by Eduardo Andere

Teachers are seen as the main reason behind the high, equal, and consistent student performance in Finland as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and there is a l...

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    Are Teachers Crucial for Academic Achievement? Finland Educational Success in a Comparative Perspective
    Posted on 30 Mar 2015 at 1:00 am
    by Eduardo Andere

    Teachers are seen as the main reason behind the high, equal, and consistent student performance in Finland as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and there is a l...

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    It matters whether reading comprehension is conceptualised as rate or accuracy
    Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 3:25 am
    by Louise Flensted Rønberg, Dorthe Klint Petersen
    This study shows that it makes a difference whether accuracy measures or rate measures are used when assessing reading comprehension. When the outcome is reading comprehension accuracy (i.e., the n... (show all)

    The incremental contribution of TOEIC(R) Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing tests to predicting performance on real-life English language tasks
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 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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    Interrogating the construct of aviation English: Feedback from test takers in Korea
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Kim, H., Elder, C.

    This paper explores the underlying construct of both the English proficiency test for pilot and air traffic controller radiotelephony communication developed and administered in Korea and the ICAO ...

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    Exploring ways to provide diagnostic feedback with an ESL placement test: Cognitive diagnostic assessment of L2 reading ability
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Kim, A.-Y.

    Previous research in cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) of L2 reading ability has been frequently conducted using large-scale English proficiency exams (e.g., TOEFL, MELAB). Using CDA, it is pos...

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    What accounts for integrated reading-to-write task scores?
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Shin, S.-Y., Ewert, D.

    Reading-to-write (RTW) tasks are becoming increasingly popular and have already been used in several high-stakes English proficiency exams, either replacing or complementing a prompt-based essay te...

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    Language assessment training in Hong Kong: Implications for language assessment literacy
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Lam, R.

    Despite the call for using assessment to promote effective learning, most language teachers remain underprepared to conduct classroom-based formative assessment and interpret the summative assessme...

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    Validity argument for assessing L2 pragmatics in interaction using mixed methods
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Youn, S. J.

    This study investigates the validity of assessing L2 pragmatics in interaction using mixed methods, focusing on the evaluation inference. Open role-plays that are meaningful and relevant to the sta...

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    How do young students with different profiles of reading skill mastery, perceived ability, and goal orientation respond to holistic diagnostic feedback?
    Posted on 17 Mar 2015 at 3:43 am
    by Jang, E. E., Dunlop, M., Park, G., van der Boom, E. H.

    One critical issue with cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) lies in its lack of research evidence that shows how diagnostic feedback from CDA is interpreted and used by young students. This mixed...

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    A comparison of three test formats to assess word difficulty
    Posted on 17 Mar 2015 at 3:43 am
    by Culligan, B.

    This study compared three common vocabulary test formats, the Yes/No test, the Vocabulary Knowledge Scale (VKS), and the Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT), as measures of vocabulary difficulty. Vocabula...

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    Diagnostic assessment of reading and listening in a second or foreign language: Elaborating on diagnostic principles
    Posted on 17 Mar 2015 at 3:43 am
    by Harding, L., Alderson, J. C., Brunfaut, T.

    Alderson, Brunfaut and Harding (2014) recently investigated how diagnosis is practised across a range of professions in order to develop a tentative framework for a theory of diagnosis in second or...

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    a-Stratified Computerized Adaptive Testing in the Presence of Calibration Error
    Posted on 16 Mar 2015 at 11:43 pm
    by Cheng, Y., Patton, J. M., Shao, C.

    a-Stratified computerized adaptive testing with b-blocking (AST), as an alternative to the widely used maximum Fisher information (MFI) item selection method, can effectively balan...

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    Trends in Classroom Observation Scores
    Posted on 16 Mar 2015 at 11:43 pm
    by Casabianca, J. M., Lockwood, J. R., McCaffrey, D. F.

    Observations and ratings of classroom teaching and interactions collected over time are susceptible to trends in both the quality of instruction and rater behavior. These trends have potential impl...

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    Assessment of Students with Intellectual Disabilities Literacy Condition in Inclusive Context
    Posted on 16 Mar 2015 at 1:00 am
    by Anna Augusta Sampaio de Oliveira

    The issue of evaluation in the area of intellectual disabilities, an inclusive perspective, is still relatively unexplored in research and educational practice. This study presents results of resea...

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    Asymptotic Standard Errors for Item Response Theory True Score Equating of Polytomous Items
    Posted on 5 Mar 2015 at 5:17 am
    by Cheow Cher Wong
    Building on previous works by Lord and Ogasawara for dichotomous items, this article proposes an approach to derive the asymptotic standard errors of item response theory true score equating involv... (show all)

    Assessment of Differential Item Functioning Under Cognitive Diagnosis Models: The DINA Model Example
    Posted on 5 Mar 2015 at 5:17 am
    by Xiaomin Li, Wen-Chung Wang
    The assessment of differential item functioning (DIF) is routinely conducted to ensure test fairness and validity. Although many DIF assessment methods have been developed in the context of classic... (show all)

    Assessing Self-Regulated Strategies for School Writing: Cross-Cultural Validation of a Triadic Measure
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Malpique, A. A., Margarida Veiga Simao, A.

    This study reports on the construction of a questionnaire to assess ninth-grade students’ use of self-regulated strategies for school writing tasks. Exploratory and confirmatory factorial analyses ...

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    A Multi-Sample Investigation of the Assessment and Locomotion Scales in a Population of Secondary School Students
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Hodis, F. A.

    Understanding human motivation requires gauging individuals’ strivings to be effective in controlling goal pursuits and establishing the truth about themselves and their experiences. Two constructs...

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    Net and Global Differential Item Functioning in PISA Polytomously Scored Science Items: Application of the Differential Step Functioning Framework
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Akour, M., Sabah, S., Hammouri, H.

    The purpose of this study was to apply two types of Differential Item Functioning (DIF), net and global DIF, as well as the framework of Differential Step Functioning (DSF) to real testing data to ...

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    Motivation and Engagement in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and China: Testing a Multi-Dimensional Framework
    Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:05 am
    by Martin, A. J., Yu, K., Papworth, B., Ginns, P., Collie, R. J.

    This study explored motivation and engagement among North American (the United States and Canada; n = 1,540), U.K. (n = 1,558), Australian (n = 2,283), and Chinese (n = 3,753) secondary school stud...

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    Comparing Simple Scoring With IRT Scoring of Personality Measures: The Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales
    Posted on 9 Feb 2015 at 10:42 am
    by Oswald, F. L., Shaw, A., Farmer, W. L.

    This article analyzes data from U.S. Navy sailors (N = 8,956), with the central measure being the Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales (NCAPS). Analyses and results from this article extend an...

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    On-the-Fly Assembled Multistage Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 9 Feb 2015 at 10:42 am
    by Zheng, Y., Chang, H.-H.

    Recently, multistage testing (MST) has been adopted by several important large-scale testing programs and become popular among practitioners and researchers. Stemming from the decades of history of...

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    Establishing the Reliability of Word Association Data for Investigating Individual and Group Differences
    Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 6:43 am
    by Fitzpatrick, T., Playfoot, D., Wray, A., Wright, M. J.

    This article argues that, across different psychological contexts, the methods of data collection, treatment, and analysis in word association tests have hitherto been inconsistent. We demonstrate ...

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    A Multi-perspective Investigation of Attitudes Towards English Accents in Hong Kong: Implications for Pronunciation Teaching
    Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 4:09 am
    by Jim Y. H. Chan
    The study reported in this article examined Hong Kong students' attitudes towards English accents from three interrelated perspectives: (1) their awareness of accents, (2) their perception of accen... (show all)

    Validity arguments for diagnostic assessment using automated writing evaluation
    Posted on 27 Jan 2015 at 3:57 am
    by Chapelle, C. A., Cotos, E., Lee, J.

    Two examples demonstrate an argument-based approach to validation of diagnostic assessment using automated writing evaluation (AWE). Criterion ®, was developed by Educational Testin...

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    Diagnosing diagnostic language assessment
    Posted on 22 Jan 2015 at 2:22 am
    by Lee, Y.-W.

    Diagnostic language assessment (DLA) is gaining a lot of attention from language teachers, testers, and applied linguists. With a recent surge of interest in DLA, there seems to be an urgent need t...

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    Reexamining elicited imitation as a measure of implicit grammatical knowledge and beyond...?
    Posted on 13 Jan 2015 at 4:57 am
    by Sarandi, H.

    This study examines elicited imitation (EI) both as a measure of implicit grammatical knowledge and more global semantic and syntactic knowledge. It also examines whether length affects the difficu...

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    Development of a Forced-Choice Measure of Typical-Performance Emotional Intelligence
    Posted on 9 Jan 2015 at 4:33 am
    by Anguiano-Carrasco, C., MacCann, C., Geiger, M., Seybert, J. M., Roberts, R. D.

    Self-report ratings of emotional intelligence (EI) can be faked in high-stakes situations. Although forced-choice administration can prevent response distortion, it produces ipsative scores when sc...

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    Self-Report Assessments of Emotional Competencies: A Critical Look at Methods and Meanings
    Posted on 9 Jan 2015 at 4:33 am
    by Keefer, K. V.

    This Special Issue of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment offers a critical appraisal of the validity, applied utility, and limitations of self-report assessments of emotional competencies....

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    Assessment of Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy Beliefs: A Review of the Status of the Art and Some Suggestions to Move the Field Forward
    Posted on 9 Jan 2015 at 4:33 am
    by Alessandri, G., Vecchione, M., Caprara, G. V.

    In the present article, we present a review of the current status of the art with regard to the construct of regulatory emotional self-efficacy beliefs. We start with the definition of the psycholo...

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