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The Test-Optional Movement at America's Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: A Boon for Equity or Something Else?
Posted on 21 May 2015 at 3:25 pm
by Belasco, A. S., Rosinger, K. O., Hearn, J. C.

The test-optional movement in the United States emerged largely in response to criticism of standardized admissions tests as inadequate and potentially biased measures of postsecondary promise. Alt...

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    The Test-Optional Movement at America's Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: A Boon for Equity or Something Else?
    Posted on 21 May 2015 at 3:25 pm
    by Belasco, A. S., Rosinger, K. O., Hearn, J. C.

    The test-optional movement in the United States emerged largely in response to criticism of standardized admissions tests as inadequate and potentially biased measures of postsecondary promise. Alt...

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    Teachers Without Borders: Consequences of Teacher Labor Force Mobility
    Posted on 21 May 2015 at 3:25 pm
    by Bastian, K. C., Henry, G. T.

    Many states have responded to teacher shortages by granting certification to individuals traditionally prepared out-of-state; now, out-of-state prepared teachers comprise a sizable percentage of th...

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    A comparison of newly-trained and experienced raters on a standardized writing assessment
    Posted on 15 May 2015 at 2:39 am
    by Attali, Y.

    A short training program for evaluating responses to an essay writing task consisted of scoring 20 training essays with immediate feedback about the correct score. The same scoring session also ser...

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    Teacher Effectiveness: An Analysis of Licensure Screens
    Posted on 14 May 2015 at 6:17 am
    by Shuls, J. V., Trivitt, J. R.

    Historically, the government has sought to improve the quality of the teacher workforce by requiring certification. Teachers are among the most licensed public personnel employees in the United Sta...

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    The influence of training and experience on rater performance in scoring spoken language
    Posted on 14 May 2015 at 3:47 am
    by Davis, L.

    Two factors were investigated that are thought to contribute to consistency in rater scoring judgments: rater training and experience in scoring. Also considered were the relative effects of scorin...

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    Predicting grades from an English language assessment: The importance of peeling the onion
    Posted on 13 May 2015 at 5:23 am
    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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    Performance Screens for School Improvement: The Case of Teacher Tenure Reform in New York City
    Posted on 12 May 2015 at 6:00 pm
    by Loeb, S., Miller, L. C., Wyckoff, J.

    Tenure is intended to protect teachers with demonstrated teaching skills against arbitrary or capricious dismissal. Critics of typical tenure processes argue that tenure assessments are superficial...

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    Developing a Measure of General Academic Ability: An Application of Maximal Reliability and Optimal Linear Combination to High School Students' Scores
    Posted on 12 May 2015 at 5:51 am
    by Dimitrov, D. M., Raykov, T., AL-Qataee, A. A.

    This article is concerned with developing a measure of general academic ability (GAA) for high school graduates who apply to colleges, as well as with the identification of optimal weights of the G...

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    Type I and Type II Error Rates and Overall Accuracy of the Revised Parallel Analysis Method for Determining the Number of Factors
    Posted on 12 May 2015 at 5:51 am
    by Green, S. B., Thompson, M. S., Levy, R., Lo, W.-J.

    Traditional parallel analysis (T-PA) estimates the number of factors by sequentially comparing sample eigenvalues with eigenvalues for randomly generated data. Revised parallel analysis (R-PA) sequ...

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    The Effects of Q-Matrix Design on Classification Accuracy in the Log-Linear Cognitive Diagnosis Model
    Posted on 12 May 2015 at 5:51 am
    by Madison, M. J., Bradshaw, L. P.

    Diagnostic classification models are psychometric models that aim to classify examinees according to their mastery or non-mastery of specified latent characteristics. These models are well-suited f...

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    Initial Development and Factor Structure of the Educator Test Stress Inventory
    Posted on 7 May 2015 at 10:19 am
    by von der Embse, N. P., Kilgus, S. P., Solomon, H. J., Bowler, M., Curtiss, C.

    With the proliferation of test-based accountability policies, educators and students alike are under pressure to improve test performance. However, little is known regarding the stress experienced ...

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    Methodological Choices in the Content Analysis of Textbooks for Measuring Alignment With Standards
    Posted on 7 May 2015 at 12:15 am
    by Morgan S. Polikoff, Nan Zhou, Shauna E. Campbell
    With the recent adoption of the Common Core standards in many states, there is a need for quality information about textbook alignment to standards. While there are many existing content analysis p... (show all)

    An Investigation of the Impact of Guessing on Coefficient {alpha} and Reliability
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Paek, I.

    Guessing is known to influence the test reliability of multiple-choice tests. Although there are many studies that have examined the impact of guessing, they used rather restrictive assumptions (e....

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    Reliability-Based Feature Weighting for Automated Essay Scoring
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Attali, Y.

    From their earliest origins, automated essay scoring systems strived to emulate human essay scores and viewed them as their ultimate validity criterion. Consequently, the importance (or weight) and...

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    Stochastic Curtailment in Adaptive Mastery Testing: Improving the Efficiency of Confidence Interval-Based Stopping Rules
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Sie, H., Finkelman, M. D., Bartroff, J., Thompson, N. A.

    A well-known stopping rule in adaptive mastery testing is to terminate the assessment once the examinee’s ability confidence interval lies entirely above or below the cut-off score. This article pr...

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    Methods for Evaluating Composite Reliability, Classification Consistency, and Classification Accuracy for Mixed-Format Licensure Tests
    Posted on 6 May 2015 at 10:03 am
    by Moses, T., Kim, S.

    The purpose of this study was to propose extensions of reliability estimation methods that could be used to determine the conditions under which single scoring for constructed-response (CR) items i...

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    Does a Speaking Task Affect Second Language Comprehensibility?
    Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 11:18 am
    by Dustin Crowther, Pavel Trofimovich, Talia Isaacs, Kazuya Saito
    The current study investigated task effects on listener perception of second language (L2) comprehensibility (ease of understanding). Sixty university-level adult speakers of English from 4 first l... (show all)

    EFL Learners' Multiple Documents Literacy: Effects of a Strategy-Directed Intervention Program
    Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 11:18 am
    by Mohammad Nabi Karimi
    There is a substantial body of L2 research documenting the central role of strategy instruction in reading comprehension. However, this line of research has been conducted mostly within the single ... (show all)

    Towards a Theory of Diagnosis in Second and Foreign Language Assessment: Insights from Professional Practice Across Diverse Fields
    Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 7:38 am
    by Alderson, J. C., Brunfaut, T., Harding, L.

    Diagnostic language assessment has received increased research interest in recent years, with particular attention on methods through which diagnostic information can be gleaned from standardized p...

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    The role of timing in assessing oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya
    Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 3:27 am
    by Piper, B., Zuilkowski, S. S.

    Despite rapid growth in literacy-related programmes and evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa, little critical attention has been paid to the relevance of assumptions that underlie existing assessment m...

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    Feedback About Self-Regulation: Does It Remain an ?Unfinished Business? in Portfolio Assessment of Writing?
    Posted on 26 Apr 2015 at 3:03 am
    by Ricky Lam

    Oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya: reading acquisition in a multilingual environment
    Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 7:41 pm
    by Benjamin Piper, Leila Schroeder, Barbara Trudell
    Reading research has shown that variable relationships exist between measures of oral reading fluency and reading comprehension, depending on whether the language of the text is the reader's first ... (show all)

    Phonetics instruction improves learners' perception of L2 sounds
    Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 5:33 am
    by Kissling, E. M.

    Explicit phonetics instruction can help second language (L2) learners to moderately improve their pronunciation, but less is known about how the instruction affects learners’ perception, even thoug...

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    The effect of instruction on pragmatic routines in academic discussion
    Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 5:33 am
    by Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., Vellenga, H. E.

    This study investigates the effect of instruction on the acquisition of pragmatic routines used in academic discussion, specifically expressions of agreement, disagreement, and clarification. Thirt...

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    Book Review: Computerized Multistage Testing: Theory and Applications
    Posted on 8 Apr 2015 at 4:17 am
    by Curi, M.

    New Item Selection Methods for Cognitive Diagnosis Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 8 Apr 2015 at 4:17 am
    by Kaplan, M., de la Torre, J., Barrada, J. R.

    This article introduces two new item selection methods, the modified posterior-weighted Kullback–Leibler index (MPWKL) and the generalized deterministic inputs, noisy "and" gate (G-DINA) model disc...

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    Examining Potential Boundary Bias Effects in Kernel Smoothing on Equating: An Introduction for the Adaptive and Epanechnikov Kernels
    Posted on 8 Apr 2015 at 4:17 am
    by Cid, J. A., von Davier, A. A.

    Test equating is a method of making the test scores from different test forms of the same assessment comparable. In the equating process, an important step involves continuizing the discrete score ...

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    A Review of SimuMCAT: A Simulation Software for Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 8 Apr 2015 at 4:17 am
    by Sie, H.

    This article reviews the software package SimuMCAT that simulates unidimensional and multidimensional computerized adaptive testing with various types of items (dichotomous/polytomous) and loading ...

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    Adaptation of a vocabulary test from British Sign Language to American Sign Language
    Posted on 7 Apr 2015 at 1:42 am
    by Mann, W., Roy, P., Morgan, G.

    This study describes the adaptation process of a vocabulary knowledge test for British Sign Language (BSL) into American Sign Language (ASL) and presents results from the first round of pilot testi...

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    Do decision rules matter? A descriptive study of English language proficiency assessment classifications for English-language learners and native English speakers in fifth grade
    Posted on 7 Apr 2015 at 1:42 am
    by Carroll, P. E., Bailey, A. L.

    English language proficiency assessments (ELPA) are used in the United States to measure annually the English language progress and proficiency of English-language learners (ELLs), a subgroup of la...

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