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Paradigms, Power, and PR in New York City: Assessing Two School Accountability Implementation Efforts
Posted on 1 Dec 2014 at 1:00 am
by Craig Peck

This policy study critically compares two different efforts to implement an accountability system in the New York City public schools. In 1971, the New York City Board of Education contracted with ...

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    Paradigms, Power, and PR in New York City: Assessing Two School Accountability Implementation Efforts
    Posted on 1 Dec 2014 at 1:00 am
    by Craig Peck

    This policy study critically compares two different efforts to implement an accountability system in the New York City public schools. In 1971, the New York City Board of Education contracted with ...

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    Interactional Competence across Proficiency Levels: How do Learners Manage Interaction in Paired Speaking Tests?
    Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 12:33 am
    by Galaczi, E. D.

    Paired speaking tasks are now commonly used in both pedagogic and assessment contexts, as they elicit a wide range of interactional skills. The current study aims to offer an investigation of the i...

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    Exploring Language Assessment and Testing
    Posted on 24 Nov 2014 at 1:48 am
    by Leung, C.

    High-Stakes Choice: Achievement and Accountability in the Nation's Oldest Urban Voucher Program
    Posted on 19 Nov 2014 at 4:18 pm
    by Witte, J. F., Wolf, P. J., Cowen, J. M., Carlson, D. E., Fleming, D. J.

    This article considers the impact of a high-stakes testing and reporting requirement on students using publicly funded vouchers to attend private schools. We describe how such a policy was implemen...

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    Instructional Alignment as a Measure of Teaching Quality
    Posted on 19 Nov 2014 at 4:18 pm
    by Polikoff, M. S., Porter, A. C.

    Recent years have seen the convergence of two major policy streams in U.S. K–12 education: standards/accountability and teacher quality reforms. Work in these areas has led to the creation of multi...

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    Sex Differential Item Functioning in the Inventory of Early Development III Social-Emotional Skills
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Beaver, J. L., French, B. F., Finch, W. H., Ullrich-French, S. C.

    Social-emotional (SE) skills in the early developmental years of children influence outcomes in psychological, behavioral, and learning domains. The adult ratings of a child’s SE skills can be infl...

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    Factorial Invariance of an Integrated Measure of Classroom Sense of Community in Face-to-Face and Online Courses
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Cho, Y., Hathcoat, J. D., Bridges, S. L., Mathew, S., Bang, H.

    The aim of the present study was to develop a more integrated measure of classroom sense of community (SOC) while testing factorial invariance of the measurement structure across face-to-face and o...

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    Content Validation of the Comprehension of Written Grammar Assessment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Cannon, J. E., Hubley, A. M.

    Content validation is a crucial, but often neglected, component of good test development. In the present study, content validity evidence was collected to determine the degree to which elements (e....

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    Web-Based Mathematics Progress Monitoring in Second Grade
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 9:09 am
    by Salaschek, M., Souvignier, E.

    We examined a web-based mathematics progress monitoring tool for second graders. The tool monitors the learning progress of two competences, number sense and computation. A total of 414 students fr...

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    Tsagari, Dina, & Ildiko Csépes. (Eds.). Language Testing and Evaluation (Vol. 26). Collaboration in Language Testing and Assessment. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2012. Pp. 227. $62.95, cloth. ISBN 978?3?631?63529?2.
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 8:52 am
    by Douglas Paul Margolis

    Fostering Self-Regulated Learning Through the European Language Portfolio: An Embedded Mixed Methods Study
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 8:52 am
    by Nicholas Allan Ziegler
    The European Language Portfolio (ELP) is an alternative assessment used in foreign language classes throughout Europe to support and record language learning. Directly linked to the Common European... (show all)

    Automated Scoring of Teachers' Open-Ended Responses to Video Prompts: Bringing the Classroom-Video-Analysis Assessment to Scale
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 1:58 am
    by Kersting, N. B., Sherin, B. L., Stigler, J. W.

    In this study, we explored the potential for machine scoring of short written responses to the Classroom-Video-Analysis (CVA) assessment, which is designed to measure teachers’ usable mathematics t...

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    Application of the Overclaiming Technique to Scholastic Assessment
    Posted on 10 Nov 2014 at 1:58 am
    by Paulhus, D. L., Dubois, P. J.

    The overclaiming technique is a novel assessment procedure that uses signal detection analysis to generate indices of knowledge accuracy (OC-accuracy) and self-enhancement (OC-bias). The technique ...

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    The Link between Pronunciation Anxiety and Willingness to Communicate in the Foreign-Language Classroom: The Polish EFL Context
    Posted on 5 Nov 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Anxiety and L2 self-confidence have been suggested as vital determinants of willingness to communicate (WTC) in a foreign-language (FL) learning environment. Studies also demonstrate that it is a ...

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    Language assessment training in Hong Kong: Implications for language assessment literacy
    Posted on 5 Nov 2014 at 3:53 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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    "Teaching to the Test" in the NCLB Era: How Test Predictability Affects Our Understanding of Student Performance
    Posted on 30 Oct 2014 at 9:57 am
    by Jennings, J. L., Bearak, J. M.

    What is "teaching to the test," and can one detect evidence of this practice in state test scores? This paper unpacks this concept and empirically investigates one variant of it by analyzing test i...

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

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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