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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)

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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)

    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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    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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    The Test Matters: The Relationship Between Classroom Observation Scores and Teacher Value Added on Multiple Types of Assessment
    Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 10:26 am
    by Grossman, P., Cohen, J., Ronfeldt, M., Brown, L.

    In this study, we examined how the relationships between one observation protocol, the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation (PLATO), and value-added measures shift when different tests a...

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    A Sociocognitive Perspective on Assessing EL Students in the Age of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
    Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 8:20 am
    by Robert J. Mislevy, Richard P. Durán
    Subject-area standards such as Common Core State Standards for Language Arts and Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards offer deeper, richer views of subject-area proficiency. In science... (show all)

    Dynamic Bilingualism as the Norm: Envisioning a Heteroglossic Approach to Standards-Based Reform
    Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 8:20 am
    by Nelson Flores, Jamie L. Schissel
    Standards-based reforms in many Anglophone nations have been informed by monoglossic language ideologies that marginalize the dynamic bilingualism of emergent bilinguals. Recent developments in app... (show all)

    The Role of Language Learning Progressions in Improved Instruction and Assessment of English Language Learners
    Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 8:20 am
    by Alison L. Bailey, Margaret Heritage
    This article addresses theoretical and empirical issues relevant for the development and evaluation of language learning progressions. The authors explore how learning progressions aligned with new... (show all)

    Symposium: Language Assessment in Standards-Based Education Reform
    Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 8:20 am
    by Kate Menken, Thom Hudson, Constant Leung
    This symposium article, to which three authors contribute distinct parts, presents the rationale for standards-based language assessment and examines both the uses and misuses of language assessmen... (show all)

    Interrogating the construct of aviation English: Feedback from test takers in Korea
    Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 12:22 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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    Coming to terms with innovative high-stakes assessment practice: Teachers' viewpoints on assessment reform
    Posted on 14 Aug 2014 at 1:15 am
    by East, M.

    Implementing assessment reform can be challenging. Proposed new assessments must be seen by stakeholders to be fit for purpose, and sometimes the perceptions of key stakeholders, such as teachers a...

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    Peer Effects in Urban Schools: Assessing the Impact of Classroom Composition on Student Achievement
    Posted on 13 Aug 2014 at 1:02 am
    by Gottfried, M. A.

    This study evaluates the effects of classroom peers on standardized testing achievement for all third- and fourth-grade students in the Philadelphia School District over 6 school years. With a comp...

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    Erratum
    Posted on 12 Aug 2014 at 5:11 am

    M. Zoghi & M. Alivandivafa (2014). EFL Reading Anxiety Inventory (EFLRAI): Factorial Validity and Reliability. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32: 318-329. Original DOI: 10.1177/0734282913...

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    A Closer Look at the Psychometric Properties of the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale-Second Edition Among U.S. Elementary and Secondary School Students
    Posted on 12 Aug 2014 at 5:11 am
    by Lowe, P. A.

    The psychometric properties of the Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale–Second Edition (RCMAS-2) were examined in a sample of 1,003 U.S. elementary and secondary students in Grades 2 to 12. Co...

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    Test Review: Classroom Assessment Scoring System Manual: Toddler
    Posted on 12 Aug 2014 at 5:11 am
    by Rodriguez, B. J., Garza, S.

    Mismatch: Globalization and Native Speaker Models of Linguistic Competence
    Posted on 6 Aug 2014 at 4:29 am
    by Hodgson, K. M.

    Although the paradigm shift towards English as an International Language (EIL) has been generally accepted within the academic community, a valorization of native speaker norms continues to be prev...

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    Computerized Adaptive Testing for the Random Weights Linear Logistic Test Model
    Posted on 5 Aug 2014 at 5:58 am
    by Crabbe, M., Vandebroek, M.

    This article discusses four-item selection rules to design efficient individualized tests for the random weights linear logistic test model (RWLLTM): minimum posterior-weighted ...

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    Effect of genre on the generalizability of writing scores
    Posted on 4 Aug 2014 at 1:20 am
    by Bouwer, R., Beguin, A., Sanders, T., van den Bergh, H.

    In the present study, aspects of the measurement of writing are disentangled in order to investigate the validity of inferences made on the basis of writing performance and to describe implications...

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    Language ability of young English language learners: Definition, configuration, and implications
    Posted on 4 Aug 2014 at 1:20 am
    by Gu, L.

    In this study I examined the dimensionality of the latent ability underlying language use that is needed to fulfill the demands young learners face in English-medium instructional environments, whe...

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    Learning English in the Shadows: Understanding Chinese Learners' Experiences of Private Tutoring
    Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 12:05 am
    by Kevin Wai-Ho Yung
    Given that private tutoring has received increasing attention in research as a global educational phenomenon with significant implications for educational practices, it has become necessary for TES... (show all)

    Self-assessment of Japanese as a second language: The role of experiences in the naturalistic acquisition
    Posted on 24 Jul 2014 at 12:54 am
    by Suzuki, Y.

    Self-assessment has been used to assess second language proficiency; however, as sources of measurement errors vary, they may threaten the validity and reliability of the tools. The present paper i...

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    Common Structural Design Features of Rubrics May Represent a Threat to Validity
    Posted on 14 Jul 2014 at 6:00 pm
    by Humphry, S. M., Heldsinger, S. A.

    Rubrics for assessing student performance are often seen as providing rich information about complex skills. Despite their widespread usage, however, little empirical research has focused on whethe...

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    A Comparison of Three IRT Approaches to Examinee Ability Change Modeling in a Single-Group Anchor Test Design
    Posted on 8 Jul 2014 at 12:43 am
    by Paek, I., Park, H.-J., Cai, L., Chi, E.

    Typically a longitudinal growth modeling based on item response theory (IRT) requires repeated measures data from a single group with the same test design. If operational or item exposure problems ...

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    A Comparison of Four Item-Selection Methods for Severely Constrained CATs
    Posted on 8 Jul 2014 at 12:43 am
    by He, W., Diao, Q., Hauser, C.

    This study compared four item-selection procedures developed for use with severely constrained computerized adaptive tests (CATs). Severely constrained CATs refer to those adaptive tests that seek ...

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    The Effect of Differential Item Functioning in Anchor Items on Population Invariance of Equating
    Posted on 8 Jul 2014 at 12:43 am
    by Huggins, A. C.

    Invariant relationships in the internal mechanisms of estimating achievement scores on educational tests serve as the basis for concluding that a particular test is fair with respect to statistical...

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    A Systematic Review of Assessment Literacy Measures
    Posted on 26 Jun 2014 at 2:09 am
    by Chad M. Gotch, Brian F. French
    This work systematically reviews teacher assessment literacy measures within the context of contemporary teacher evaluation policy. In this study, the researchers collected objective tests of asses... (show all)

    Evaluating the Predictive Value of Growth Prediction Models
    Posted on 26 Jun 2014 at 2:09 am
    by Daniel L. Murphy, Matthew N. Gaertner
    This study evaluates four growth prediction models?projection, student growth percentile, trajectory, and transition table?commonly used to forecast (and give schools credit for) middle school stud... (show all)

    Bottom-Up or Top-Down: English as a Foreign Language Vocabulary Instruction for Chinese University Students
    Posted on 23 Jun 2014 at 4:10 am
    by Christo Moskovsky, Guowu Jiang, Alan Libert, Seamus Fagan
    Whereas there has been some research on the role of bottom-up and top-down processing in the learning of a second or foreign language, very little attention has been given to bottom-up and top-down... (show all)

    Cognitive Tests in Early Childhood: Psychometric and Cultural Considerations
    Posted on 22 Jun 2014 at 11:55 pm
    by Williams, M. E., Sando, L., Soles, T. G.

    Cognitive assessment of young children contributes to high-stakes decisions because results are often used to determine eligibility for early intervention and special education. Previous reviews of...

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    Evaluating the Adequacy of Social-Emotional Measures in Early Childhood
    Posted on 22 Jun 2014 at 11:55 pm
    by Gokiert, R. J., Georgis, R., Tremblay, M., Krishnan, V., Vandenberghe, C., Lee, C.

    Technical adequacy and usability are important considerations in selecting early childhood social-emotional (SE) screening and assessment measures. As identification of difficulties can be tied to ...

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    An examination of rater performance on a local oral English proficiency test: A mixed-methods approach
    Posted on 19 Jun 2014 at 12:03 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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