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Zehner, Fabian; Goldhammer, Frank; Sälzer, Christine – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2018
Background: The gender gap in reading literacy is repeatedly found in large-scale assessments. This study compared girls' and boys' text responses in a reading test applying natural language processing. For this, a theoretical framework was compiled that allows mapping of response features to the preceding cognitive components such as micro- and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Gender Differences, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship
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Fleckenstein, Johanna; Leucht, Michael; Pant, Hans Anand; Köller, Olaf – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2016
Background: English language proficiency is considered a basic skill that students from different language backgrounds are expected to master, independent of whether they are native or non-native speakers. Tests that measure language proficiency in non-native speakers are typically linked to the common European framework of reference for…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Penk, Christiane; Pöhlmann, Claudia; Roppelt, Alexander – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2014
Background: Low-stakes assessments do not have consequences for the test-takers. Currently, motivational research indicates that a lack of test-taking motivation can decrease students' performance in low-stakes assessments. However, little research has explored the domain-specific and situation-specific aspects of motivation simultaneously.…
Descriptors: Role, Student Motivation, Cross Cultural Studies, Multiple Regression Analysis