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The social networks and paradoxes of the opt-out movement amid the Common Core State Standards implementation: The case of New York
Posted on 10 Apr 2017 at 1:00 am
by Yinying Wang

Opting out of state standardized tests has recently become a movement?a series of grassroots, organized efforts to refuse to take high-stakes state standardized tests. In particular, the opt-out ra...

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    Prompting All Students to Learn: Examining Dynamic Assessment of Special Needs and Typical Students in a Prekindergarten Inclusive French Program
    Posted on 26 Apr 2017 at 11:10 am
    by Michele Regalla, Hilal Peker
    This study examined a teacher's prompting strategies and the use of dynamic assessment (DA) in an inclusive prekindergarten French program. Prior research has shown that DA is an effective method t... (show all)

    Transforming Ways of Enhancing Foreign Language Acquisition in the Spanish Classroom: Experiential Learning Approaches
    Posted on 26 Apr 2017 at 11:05 am
    by Isabel Moreno-López, Aida Ramos-Sellman, Citlali Miranda-Aldaco, Maria Teresa Gomis Quinto
    The researchers used qualitative and quantitative instruments to measure students? linguistic gains and their opinions and attitudes toward intercultural awareness while studying Spanish as a forei... (show all)

    Is the Common Core racing America to the top? Tracking changes in state standards, school practices, and student achievement
    Posted on 10 Apr 2017 at 1:00 am
    by Jaekyung Lee, Yin Wu
    This study examines the trends of the U.S. states? reading and math proficiency standards before and after the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and explores their impact on school... (show all)

    The social networks and paradoxes of the opt-out movement amid the Common Core State Standards implementation: The case of New York
    Posted on 10 Apr 2017 at 1:00 am
    by Yinying Wang

    Opting out of state standardized tests has recently become a movement?a series of grassroots, organized efforts to refuse to take high-stakes state standardized tests. In particular, the opt-out ra...

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    Predicting College Performance of American Indians: A Large-Sample Examination of the SAT
    Posted on 7 Apr 2017 at 12:56 am
    by Siwen Shu, Nathan R. Kuncel, Paul R. Sackett
    Extensive research has examined the validity and fairness of standardized tests in academic admissions. However, due to their underrepresentation in higher education, American Indians have gained m... (show all)

    Understanding Intermediate-Level Speakers? Strengths and Weaknesses: An Examination of OPIc Tests From Korean Learners of English
    Posted on 28 Mar 2017 at 2:51 pm
    by Troy L. Cox
    This study profiled Intermediate-level learners in terms of their linguistic characteristics and performance on different proficiency tasks. A stratified random sample of 300 Korean learners of Eng... (show all)

    Exploring the Utility of Sequential Analysis in Studying Informal Formative Assessment Practices
    Posted on 27 Mar 2017 at 4:24 am
    by Erin Marie Furtak, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, Roger Bakeman
    Formative assessment is a classroom practice that has received much attention in recent years for its established potential at increasing student learning. A frequent analytic approach for determin... (show all)

    Quality Control for Scoring Tests Administered in Continuous Mode: An NCME Instructional Module
    Posted on 27 Mar 2017 at 4:24 am
    by Avi Allalouf, Tony Gutentag, Michal Baumer
    Quality control (QC) in testing is paramount. QC procedures for tests can be divided into two types. The first type, one that has been well researched, is QC for tests administered to large populat... (show all)

    Comparing Language Use in Oral Proficiency Interviews to Target Domains: Conversational, Academic, and Professional Discourse
    Posted on 20 Mar 2017 at 8:56 pm
    by Shelley Staples, Geoffrey T. Laflair, Jesse Egbert
    Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPIs) are widely used to measure speaking ability in a second or foreign language. The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) Speaking Test is an OPI used... (show all)

    Supporting emergent literacy for English language learners with computer-assisted instruction
    Posted on 20 Mar 2017 at 2:35 am
    by Jerrell C. Cassady, Lawrence L. Smith, Christopher L. Thomas
    The growing number of students whose primary language does not match the language of their schools and a steadily growing performance gap has prompted widespread attention to support emergent liter... (show all)

    Designs for Operationalizing Collaborative Problem Solving for Automated Assessment
    Posted on 6 Mar 2017 at 3:01 am
    by Claire Scoular, Esther Care, Friedrich W. Hesse
    Collaborative problem solving is a complex skill set that draws on social and cognitive factors. The construct remains in its infancy due to lack of empirical evidence that can be drawn upon for va... (show all)

    Assessing Students in Human-to-Agent Settings to Inform Collaborative Problem-Solving Learning
    Posted on 6 Mar 2017 at 3:01 am
    by Yigal Rosen
    In order to understand potential applications of collaborative problem-solving (CPS) assessment tasks, it is necessary to examine empirically the multifaceted student performance that may be distri... (show all)

    Modeling Data From Collaborative Assessments: Learning in Digital Interactive Social Networks
    Posted on 6 Mar 2017 at 3:01 am
    by Mark Wilson, Perman Gochyyev, Kathleen Scalise
    This article summarizes assessment of cognitive skills through collaborative tasks, using field test results from the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) project. This project, ... (show all)

    Computational Psychometrics in Support of Collaborative Educational Assessments
    Posted on 6 Mar 2017 at 3:01 am
    by Alina A. von Davier

    Effective Foreign Language Teaching: Broadening the Concept of Content Knowledge
    Posted on 9 Feb 2017 at 9:30 pm
    by Scott Kissau, Bob Algozzine
    Studies investigating teacher candidate performance on traditional assessments of content knowledge place emphasis on just one of many skills needed to be an effective foreign language teacher; the... (show all)

    Making Sense of Learner Performance on Tests of Productive Vocabulary Knowledge
    Posted on 31 Jan 2017 at 5:29 am
    by Tess Fitzpatrick, Jon Clenton
    This article offers a solution to a significant problem for teachers and researchers of language learning that confounds their interpretations and expectations of test data: The apparent simplicity... (show all)

    On the validity and sensitivity of the phonics screening check: erratum and further analysis
    Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 3:40 am
    by James M. Gilchrist, Margaret J. Snowling
    Duff, Mengoni, Bailey and Snowling (Journal of Research in Reading, 38: 109?123; 2015) evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the phonics screening check against two reference standards. This... (show all)

    Misunderstanding comprehension
    Posted on 4 Jan 2017 at 12:00 am
    by Swan M, Walter C.
    <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle">Abstract</div>Lessons designed to teach reading and listening typically concentrate on the use of higher-level skills and strategies, such as pr... (show all)

    How simple is reading in Arabic? A cross-sectional investigation of reading comprehension from first to sixth grade
    Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 4:53 am
    by Ibrahim A. Asadi, Asaid Khateb, Michal Shany
    This study aimed to examine, from a cross-sectional perspective, the extent to which the simple view of reading (SVR) model can be adapted to the Arabic language. This was carried out by verifying,... (show all)

    Within-High-School Versus Across-High-School Scaling of Admissions Assessments: Implications for Validity and Diversity Effects
    Posted on 14 Dec 2016 at 9:20 pm
    by Jack W. Kostal, Paul R. Sackett, Nathan R. Kuncel, Philip T. Walmsley, Melissa S. Stemig
    Previous research has established that SAT scores and high school grade point average (HSGPA) differ in their predictive power and in the size of mean differences across racial/ethnic groups. Howev... (show all)

    ELL School Readiness and Pre-Kindergarten Care
    Posted on 6 Dec 2016 at 9:13 pm
    by Gottfried, M. A.

    The increased utilization of non-parental pre-kindergarten care has spurred interest by both researchers and policy makers as to what types of care might be effective at boosting school readiness. ...

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    Vocabulary and Reading Performances of Redesignated Fluent English Proficient Students
    Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 2:50 am
    by Jin Kyoung Hwang, Joshua Fahey Lawrence, Catherine Snow, Penelope Collins
    In this article, the researchers examined general vocabulary, academic vocabulary, and reading comprehension growth trajectories of adolescent redesignated fluent English proficient (RFEP) students... (show all)

    Topical knowledge in L2 speaking assessment: Comparing independent and integrated speaking test tasks
    Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 1:04 am
    by Huang, H.-T. D., Hung, S.-T. A., Plakans, L.

    Integrated speaking test tasks (integrated tasks) provide reading and/or listening input to serve as the basis for test-takers to formulate their oral responses. This study examined the influence o...

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    Essay Selection Methods for Adaptive Rater Monitoring
    Posted on 29 Nov 2016 at 11:28 pm
    by Wang, C., Song, T., Wang, Z., Wolfe, E.

    Constructed-response items are commonly used in educational and psychological testing, and the answers to those items are typically scored by human raters. In the current rater monitoring processes...

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    Anchor Selection Using the Wald Test Anchor-All-Test-All Procedure
    Posted on 29 Nov 2016 at 11:28 pm
    by Wang, M., Woods, C. M.

    Methods for testing differential item functioning (DIF) require that the reference and focal groups are linked on a common scale using group-invariant anchor items. Several anchor-selection strateg...

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    EFL Test-Takers? Feedback on Integrated Speaking Assessment
    Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 5:15 am
    by Heng-Tsung Danny Huang, Shao-Ting Alan Hung

    Setting cut scores on an EFL placement test using the prototype group method: A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis
    Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 10:20 pm
    by Eckes, T.

    This paper presents an approach to standard setting that combines the prototype group method (PGM; Eckes, 2012) with a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. The combined PGM–ROC approac...

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    Application of a Cognitive Diagnostic Model to a High-Stakes Reading Comprehension Test
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Ravand, H.

    General cognitive diagnostic models (CDM) such as the generalized deterministic input, noisy, "and" gate (G-DINA) model are flexible in that they allow for both compensatory and noncompensatory rel...

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    Test Review: An Interview With Amy Gabel: About the WISC-V
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Greathouse, D., Shaughnessy, M. F.

    Whenever a major intelligence or achievement test is revised, there is always renewed interest in the underlying structure of the test as well as a renewed interest in the scoring, administration, ...

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    Live Versus Video Observations: Comparing the Reliability and Validity of Two Methods of Assessing Classroom Quality
    Posted on 7 Nov 2016 at 4:52 am
    by Curby, T. W., Johnson, P., Mashburn, A. J., Carlis, L.

    When conducting classroom observations, researchers are often confronted with the decision of whether to conduct observations live or by using pre-recorded video. The present study focuses on compa...

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