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Derivation and Applicability of Asymptotic Results for Multiple Subtests Person-Fit Statistics
Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 12:37 am
by Albers, C. J., Meijer, R. R., Tendeiro, J. N.

In high-stakes testing, it is important to check the validity of individual test scores. Although a test may, in general, result in valid test scores for most test takers, for some test takers, tes...

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    Derivation and Applicability of Asymptotic Results for Multiple Subtests Person-Fit Statistics
    Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 12:37 am
    by Albers, C. J., Meijer, R. R., Tendeiro, J. N.

    In high-stakes testing, it is important to check the validity of individual test scores. Although a test may, in general, result in valid test scores for most test takers, for some test takers, tes...

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    Maximum Likelihood Score Estimation Method With Fences for Short-Length Tests and Computerized Adaptive Tests
    Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 12:37 am
    by Han, K. T.

    A critical shortcoming of the maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) method for test score estimation is that it does not work with certain response patterns, including ones consisting only of all 0s ...

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    Probing the relative importance of different attributes in L2 reading and listening comprehension items: An application of cognitive diagnostic models
    Posted on 28 Apr 2016 at 5:11 am
    by Yi, Y.-S.

    The present study examines the relative importance of attributes within and across items by applying four cognitive diagnostic assessment models. The current study utilizes the function of the mode...

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    How Does Calibration Timing and Seasonality Affect Item Parameter Estimates?
    Posted on 27 Apr 2016 at 9:10 am
    by Wyse, A. E., Babcock, B.

    Continuously administered examination programs, particularly credentialing programs that require graduation from educational programs, often experience seasonality where distributions of examine ab...

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    Impact on student learning: National Board Certified Teachers? perspectives
    Posted on 25 Apr 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Teresa M. Petty, Amy J. Good, Laura K. Handler
    The purpose of this study is to report National Board Certified Teachers? (NBCTs) perceived impact on student learning. The guiding research question for this study, ?How do teachers perceive the i... (show all)

    Investigating Technology-Enhanced Teacher Professional Development in Rural, High-Poverty Middle Schools
    Posted on 20 Apr 2016 at 9:00 am
    by Blanchard, M. R., LePrevost, C. E., Tolin, A. D., Gutierrez, K. S.

    This 3-year, mixed-methods study investigated the effects of teacher technology-enhanced professional development (TPD) on 20 teachers’ beliefs and practices. Teachers in two middle schools located...

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    No Child Left Behind: A postmortem for Illinois
    Posted on 18 Apr 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Wm. Gregory Harman, Camille Boden, Jeremy Karpenski, Nicole Muchowicz
    In this study, the outcomes of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as implemented in Illinois, are evaluated in terms of high school standards testing results between 2003-2013. NCLB was a policy dedicate... (show all)

    Alternative Linear Item Response Theory Observed-Score Equating Methods
    Posted on 12 Apr 2016 at 2:57 am
    by Wiberg, M.

    Item response theory observed-score equating (IRTOSE) is widely used in many testing programs. The aim of this study was to empirically examine three alternative linear IRTOSE methods compared with...

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    Assessing U.S. Public School Quality: The Advantages of Combining Internal "Consumer Ratings" With External NCLB Ratings
    Posted on 12 Apr 2016 at 1:51 am
    by Price, H. E.

    The school quality assessment process under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is criticized for oversimplifying and overemphasizing standardized test results and unfairly targeting diverse, urban schools...

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    Working with sparse data in rated language tests: Generalizability theory applications
    Posted on 30 Mar 2016 at 5:14 am
    by Lin, C.-K.

    Sparse-rated data are common in operational performance-based language tests, as an inevitable result of assigning examinee responses to a fraction of available raters. The current study investigat...

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    Research to Controversy in 10 Decades
    Posted on 29 Mar 2016 at 4:14 pm
    by Baker, E. L.

    This article investigates the persistent and change elements of educational testing and assessment from 1920 to the present day. I show by examining the addresses and texts of American Educational ...

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    Conserving a Legacy: Presidential Leaders in Education Research
    Posted on 29 Mar 2016 at 4:14 pm
    by Schneider, B.

    This essay briefly describes some of the early AERA presidents who were empiricists, several of them directors of research, and how their work connects with some of the issues of design, measuremen...

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    Testing and Assessment for the Good of Education: Contributions of AERA Presidents, 1915-2015
    Posted on 29 Mar 2016 at 4:14 pm
    by Shepard, L. A.

    Early presidents of the American Educational Research Association were leaders in the testing movement. Their intentions were to improve education by means of testing, which included both IQ and ac...

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    Toward a Capacity Framework for Useful Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in College Foreign Language Programs
    Posted on 24 Mar 2016 at 7:32 am
    The educational impacts of mandated assessment in U.S. colleges is part of a growing research agenda focused on how methodologies of program evaluation best enable educators to improve teaching and... (show all)

    LADO as a Language Test: Issues of Validity
    Posted on 24 Mar 2016 at 6:40 am
    by McNamara, T., Van Den Hazelkamp, C., Verrips, M.

    This article brings together the theoretical field of language testing and the practical field of language analysis for the determination of the origin of asylum seekers. It considers what it would...

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    Validating English Language Proficiency Assessment Uses for English Learners: Academic Language Proficiency and Content Assessment Performance
    Posted on 22 Mar 2016 at 8:50 pm
    by Mikyung Kim Wolf, Molly Faulkner-Bond
    States use standards-based English language proficiency (ELP) assessments to inform relatively high-stakes decisions for English learner (EL) students. Results from these assessments are one of the... (show all)

    Source(s) of syntactic cross-linguistic influence (CLI): The case of L3 acquisition of English possessives by Mazandarani-Persian bilinguals
    Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 3:14 am
    by Fallah, N., Jabbari, A. A., Fazilatfar, A. M.

    This study investigates the role of previously acquired linguistic systems, Mazandarani and Persian, in the acquisition of third language (L3) English at the initial stages. The data have been obta...

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    Production and perception of the English /ae/-/a/ contrast in switched-dominance speakers
    Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 3:14 am
    by Casillas, J. V., Simonet, M.

    This study investigates how fluent second-language (L2) learners of English produce and perceive the /æ/–/a/ vowel contrast of Southwestern American English. Two learner groups are examined: (1) ea...

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    Validation of the Chinese Version of the Social Achievement Goal Orientation Scale
    Posted on 16 Mar 2016 at 2:54 am
    by Zhao, Y., Zhu, X., Zhao, G.

    This study examined the validity of a Chinese version of the Social Achievement Goal Orientation Scale (C-SAGOS), a measure testing the trichotomous framework of achievement goal orientations in a ...

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    Easier Said Than Done: Rejoinder on Sijtsma and on Green and Yang
    Posted on 10 Mar 2016 at 2:27 am
    by Ernest C. Davenport, Mark L. Davison, Pey-Yan Liou, Quintin U. Love
    The main points of Sijtsma and Green and Yang in Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice (34, 4) are that reliability, internal consistency, and unidimensionality are distinct and that Cronbac... (show all)

    Testing Mediation in Structural Equation Modeling: The Effectiveness of the Test of Joint Significance
    Posted on 4 Mar 2016 at 5:35 am
    by Leth-Steensen, C., Gallitto, E.

    A large number of approaches have been proposed for estimating and testing the significance of indirect effects in mediation models. In this study, four sets of Monte Carlo simulations involving fu...

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    Automatic Coding of Short Text Responses via Clustering in Educational Assessment
    Posted on 4 Mar 2016 at 5:35 am
    by Zehner, F., Sälzer, C., Goldhammer, F.

    Automatic coding of short text responses opens new doors in assessment. We implemented and integrated baseline methods of natural language processing and statistical modelling by means of software ...

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    Hybrid Computerized Adaptive Testing: From Group Sequential Design to Fully Sequential Design
    Posted on 2 Mar 2016 at 7:17 pm
    by Shiyu Wang, Haiyan Lin, Hua-Hua Chang, Jeff Douglas
    Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and multistage testing (MST) have become two of the most popular modes in large-scale computer-based sequential testing.  Though most designs of CAT and MST exhi... (show all)

    Does Maximizing Information at the Cut Score Always Maximize Classification Accuracy and Consistency?
    Posted on 2 Mar 2016 at 7:17 pm
    by Adam E. Wyse, Ben Babcock
    A common suggestion made in the psychometric literature for fixed-length classification tests is that one should design tests so that they have maximum information at the cut score. Designing tests... (show all)

    Assessment of Person Fit Using Resampling-Based Approaches
    Posted on 2 Mar 2016 at 7:17 pm
    by Sandip Sinharay
    De la Torre and Deng suggested a resampling-based approach for person-fit assessment (PFA). The approach involves the use of the lz* statistic, a corrected expected a posteriori estimate of the exa... (show all)

    Student Enrollment in World Languages: L'Égalité des Chances?
    Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 5:56 pm
    by Hannah Carson Baggett
    Students enrolled in world language classes experience many positive academic and developmental outcomes, and world language classes are often gateways to institutions of higher education in the Un... (show all)

    The Role of Socioeconomic Status in SAT?Freshman Grade Relationships Across Gender and Racial Subgroups
    Posted on 18 Feb 2016 at 1:57 am
    by Jana L. Higdem, Jack W. Kostal, Nathan R. Kuncel, Paul R. Sackett, Winny Shen, Adam S. Beatty, Thomas B. Kiger
    Recent research has shown that admissions tests retain the vast majority of their predictive power after controlling for socioeconomic status (SES), and that SES provides only a slight increment ov... (show all)

    University Students' Perceptions of Integrated Performance Assessment and the Connection Between Classroom Learning and Assessment
    Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:27 am
    by Gabriela C. Zapata
    In 2013, Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) was adopted at all levels of instruction at a private university in southern California. The study reports the opinions of 1,236 Novice, Intermediat... (show all)

    Instructional Decision Making and IPAs: Assessing the Modes of Communication
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 8:17 am
    by Scott Kissau, Mary Jo Adams
    Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) provide elementary, secondary, and postsecondary instructors with the opportunity to align standards-based foreign language instruction with assessment pra... (show all)

    Comparing the OPI and the OPIc: The Effect of Test Method on Oral Proficiency Scores and Student Preference
    Posted on 10 Feb 2016 at 9:43 am
    by Gregory L. Thompson, Troy L. Cox, Nieves Knapp
    While studies have been done to rate the validity and reliability of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Oral Proficiency Interview?Computer (OPIc) independently, a limited amount of research ... (show all)