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ERIC Number: EJ1103708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Beyond Correctness: Development and Validation of Concept-Based Categorical Scoring Rubrics for Diagnostic Purposes
Arieli-Attali, Meirav; Liu, Ying
Educational Psychology, v36 n6 p1083-1101 2016
Diagnostic assessment approaches intend to provide fine-grained reports of what students know and can do, focusing on their areas of strengths and weaknesses. However, current application of such diagnostic approaches is limited by the scoring method for item responses; important diagnostic information, such as type of errors and strategy use is lost or neglected when item-level responses are scored only for correctness. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a scoring method that classifies responses into concept-based nominal categories. In this paper, we describe the methodology of developing concept-based rubrics, and present an empirical examination of the construct validity of the scores in comparison to the scores based on conventional correctness rubrics. Utilising Multiple Correspondence Analysis, the results show that the categorical scores do not only reflect what the correctness scores capture, but also provide additional information that communicates aspects of student performance crucial for learning but neglected by conventional scoring methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; High School Equivalency Programs; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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