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Lessons Learned From the Great Recession: Layoffs and the RIF-Induced Teacher Shuffle
Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 10:46 am
by Goldhaber, D., Strunk, K. O., Brown, N., Knight, D. S.

One consequence of the Great Recession is that teacher layoffs occurred at a scale previously unseen. In this article, we assess the effects of receiving a layoff notice on teacher mobility using d...

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    Lessons Learned From the Great Recession: Layoffs and the RIF-Induced Teacher Shuffle
    Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 10:46 am
    by Goldhaber, D., Strunk, K. O., Brown, N., Knight, D. S.

    One consequence of the Great Recession is that teacher layoffs occurred at a scale previously unseen. In this article, we assess the effects of receiving a layoff notice on teacher mobility using d...

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    The impact of L2 German on component processes of reading
    Posted on 21 Jul 2016 at 1:50 am
    by Pauline Schröter, Sascha Schroeder
    Background In Germany, there is a substantial gap in reading literacy between monolingual children and their L2-speaking peers. Nevertheless, it is still unclear where these performance differences... (show all)

    Factor Analysis of the Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale for Children in Head Start Programs
    Posted on 11 Jul 2016 at 12:09 pm
    by Cress, C., Lambert, M. C., Epstein, M. H.

    Strength-based assessment of behaviors in preschool children provides evidence of emotional and behavioral skills in children, rather than focusing primarily on weaknesses identified by deficit-bas...

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    Assessing Measurement Invariance of the Student Personal Perception of Classroom Climate Across Different Ethnic Groups
    Posted on 11 Jul 2016 at 12:09 pm
    by Rubie-Davies, C., Asil, M., Teo, T.

    The class climate is acknowledged as being related to student learning. Students learn more in classrooms that are supportive and caring. However, there are few class climate instruments at the ele...

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    Homework Distraction Scale: Confirming the Factor Structure With Middle School Students
    Posted on 11 Jul 2016 at 12:09 pm
    by Xu, J., Fan, X., Du, J.

    The goal of the current investigation was to evaluate psychometric properties of the Homework Distraction Scale (HDS) using 796 middle school students. Results from confirmatory factor analyses (CF...

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    Exploring Rating Quality in Rater-Mediated Assessments Using Mokken Scale Analysis
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Wind, S. A., Engelhard, G.

    Mokken scale analysis is a probabilistic nonparametric approach that offers statistical and graphical tools for evaluating the quality of social science measurement without placing potentially inap...

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    Rasch Model Parameter Estimation in the Presence of a Nonnormal Latent Trait Using a Nonparametric Bayesian Approach
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Finch, H., Edwards, J. M.

    Standard approaches for estimating item response theory (IRT) model parameters generally work under the assumption that the latent trait being measured by a set of items follows the normal distribu...

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    Assessing Validity of Measurement in Learning Disabilities Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Modeling: The Roles of Anxiety and Motivation
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Sideridis, G. D.

    The purpose of the present studies was to test the hypothesis that the psychometric characteristics of ability scales may be significantly distorted if one accounts for emotional factors during tes...

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    Testing the Difference of Correlated Agreement Coefficients for Statistical Significance
    Posted on 5 Jul 2016 at 7:43 am
    by Gwet, K. L.

    This article addresses the problem of testing the difference between two correlated agreement coefficients for statistical significance. A number of authors have proposed methods for testing the di...

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    Large-scale effects of national policy assessment on the political and pedagogical management of schools of Porto Alegre: Exploring relationships and uses
    Posted on 4 Jul 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Ana Cristina Ghisleni, Maria Beatriz Luce
    This article presents an analysis of the relationships established by school system administrators and teachers (principals and classroom staff) with the national evaluation policy and how they use... (show all)

    Entering the teaching career: Brazilian and Chilean experiences
    Posted on 4 Jul 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Angelo Ricardo Souza, Diana Cristina Abreu
    This paper analyzes the admission policies in teaching careers within public education systems in Chile and Brazil. The article deals with the comparative data forms and criteria for the regulation... (show all)

    Double dissociations in reading comprehension difficulties among Chinese?English bilinguals and their association with tone awareness
    Posted on 23 Jun 2016 at 2:20 am
    by William Choi, Xiuli Tong, S. Hélène Deacon
    Poor comprehenders have reading comprehension difficulties but normal word recognition ability. Here, we report the first study, which investigated (i) the dissociation and (ii) the prevalence of L... (show all)

    Borrowing legitimacy as English learner (EL) leaders: Indianas 14-year history with English language proficiency standards
    Posted on 21 Jun 2016 at 1:31 am
    by Morita-Mullaney, T.

    English language proficiency or English language development (ELP/D) standards guide how content-specific instruction and assessment is practiced by teachers and how English learners (ELs) at varyi...

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    The Evolution of Foreign Language AP Exam Candidates: A 36-Year Descriptive Study
    Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:10 am
    by Alan V. Brown, Gregory L. Thompson
    Using a data set exclusively prepared for and licensed to them by the College Board, the authors examined the growth of the Advanced Placement program in foreign languages and overall trends in reg... (show all)

    A Rationale for Criterion-Referenced Proficiency Testing
    Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 8:10 am
    by Ray Clifford
    This article summarizes some of the technical issues that add to the complexity of language testing. It focuses in particular on the criterion-referenced nature of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines?... (show all)

    The selection of cognitive diagnostic models for a reading comprehension test
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Li, H., Hunter, C. V., Lei, P.-W.

    Cognitive diagnostic models (CDMs) have great promise for providing diagnostic information to aid learning and instruction, and a large number of CDMs have been proposed. However, the assumptions a...

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    Predicting grades from an English language assessment: The importance of peeling the onion
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Bridgeman, B., Cho, Y., DiPietro, S.

    Data from 787 international undergraduate students at an urban university in the United States were used to demonstrate the importance of separating a sample into meaningful subgroups in order to d...

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    Task and rater effects in L2 speaking and writing: A synthesis of generalizability studies
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Innami, Y., Koizumi, R.

    We addressed Deville and Chalhoub-Deville’s (2006), Schoonen’s (2012), and Xi and Mollaun’s (2006) call for research into the contextual features that are considered related to person-by-task inter...

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    Speaking self-assessment: Mismatches between learners and teachers criteria
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Babaii, E., Taghaddomi, S., Pashmforoosh, R.

    Perceptual (mis)matches between teachers and learners are said to affect learning success or failure. Self-assessment, as a formative assessment tool, may, inter alia, be considered a means to mini...

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    Book Review: Talking about Language Assessment: The LAQ Interviews
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by McCord, R.

    Removing bias towards World Englishes: The development of a Rater Attitude Instrument using Indian English as a stimulus
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 10:27 pm
    by Hsu, T. H.-L.

    This study explores the attitudes of raters of English speaking tests towards the global spread of English and the challenges in rating speakers of Indian English in descriptive speaking tasks. The...

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    Using automated writing evaluation to reduce grammar errors in writing
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 8:42 am
    by Liao, H.-C.

    Despite the recent development of automated writing evaluation (AWE) technology and the growing interest in applying this technology to language classrooms, few studies have looked at the effects o...

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    Integrating reading and writing through extensive reading
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 8:42 am
    by Park, J.

    This study explores whether an extensive reading (ER) approach can enhance L2 learners’ writing performance in an English for Academic Purposes context. Two classes were compared in terms of writin...

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    A pedagogic cycle for EFL note-taking
    Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 8:42 am
    by Siegel, J.

    More attention has been given to note-taking in EFL classrooms in recent years, probably due to growing numbers of EFL students who attend lectures given in English and the importance of note-takin...

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    Evaluating different standard-setting methods in an ESL placement testing context
    Posted on 15 Jun 2016 at 5:34 am
    by Shin, S.-Y., Lidster, R.

    In language programs, it is crucial to place incoming students into appropriate levels to ensure that course curriculum and materials are well targeted to their learning needs. Deciding how and whe...

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    Evolving Trends in Public Opinion on the Quality of Local Schools
    Posted on 13 Jun 2016 at 4:50 am
    by Bali, V. A.

    The ratings given by citizens to local public schools in the United States have been rising in the last decades. Using national public opinion surveys, this study seeks to understand the determinan...

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    Does Morphology Play an Important Role in L2 Chinese Vocabulary Acquisition?
    Posted on 9 Jun 2016 at 7:41 am
    by Haomin (Stanley) Zhang
    The present study examined the role of morphological awareness in second language (L2) Chinese vocabulary acquisition through an investigation of linguistic universality and specificity underlying ... (show all)

    A Comparison of Constrained Item Selection Methods in Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 2 Jun 2016 at 4:49 am
    by Su, Y.-H.

    The construction of assessments in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) usually involves fulfilling a large number of statistical and non-statistical constraints to meet test specifications. To impr...

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    Perceived Influence of Cooperating Teachers on edTPA Performance
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 7:40 pm
    by Jennifer Behney
    The Education Teaching Performance Assessment (edTPA) is a performance assessment of teacher effectiveness that is increasingly used to make decisions about licensure for teacher candidates, includ... (show all)

    Using Networks to Visualize and Analyze Process Data for Educational Assessment
    Posted on 1 Jun 2016 at 7:11 pm
    by Mengxiao Zhu, Zhan Shu, Alina A. Davier
    New technology enables interactive and adaptive scenario-based tasks (SBTs) to be adopted in educational measurement. At the same time, it is a challenging problem to build appropriate psychometric... (show all)