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Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Otero de Juan, Nuria; Gimenez Lopez, Jose L. – Online Submission, 2015
Assessing speaking is one of the most difficult tasks in computer based language testing. Many countries all over the world face the need to implement standardized language tests where speaking tasks are commonly included. However, a number of problems make them rather impractical such as the costs, the personnel involved, the length of time for…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Testing
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Alsubait, Tahani; Parsia, Bijan; Sattler, Uli – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Different computational models for generating analogies of the form "A is to B as C is to D" have been proposed over the past 35 years. However, analogy generation is a challenging problem that requires further research. In this article, we present a new approach for generating analogies in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format that can be used…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Programming, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
Greenlees, Jane – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2010
Standardised testing has received a lot of political and public attention recently in Australia. This paper describes the sense-making of Year 3 students as they interpret items from the 2008 NAPLAN. Results show that student performance changed dramatically when the terminology of an item was modified and subsequently were not a true indication…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum
Lauf, Lorraine; Dole, Shelley – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2010
A program of Assessment for Learning (AfL) was implemented with 107 Year 12 students as part of their preparation for a major external test. Students completed extended mathematics tasks and selected student responses were used for peer assessment purposes. This paper reports on two of the AfL elements, namely task selection and peer assessment as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Formative Evaluation
Briggs, Derek C. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of creating a developmental (i.e., vertical) score scale is to make it possible to compare students in terms of differences in magnitude. In other words, the scale should have interval properties. When this has been accomplished one can claim to measure growth in a sense that is both coherent and meaningful. In this paper I argue…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Intervals, Item Response Theory
Reshetar, Rosemary; Melican, Gerald J. – College Board, 2010
This paper discusses issues related to the design and psychometric work for mixed-format tests --tests containing both multiple-choice (MC) and constructed-response (CR) items. The issues of validity, fairness, reliability and score consistency can be addressed but for mixed-format tests there are many decisions to be made and no examination or…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Construction, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Items
Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Online Submission, 2008
States are establishing high stakes assessments to serve as a measurement tool of students' academic abilities. This study essentially explored and sought to understand some of Maryland's mathematics and science practitioners' perspectives on increase testing, and the No Child left Behind (NCLB) Act. Basically, the study sought to understand and…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Test Items, Testing, Federal Government
Tristan, Agustin; Vidal, Rafael – Online Submission, 2007
A new book of standards for quality of tests has been published in Spanish, filling a gap on this field. The book includes 64 standards, comments, a companion questionnaire for self-evaluation and a planning schedule; with those tools a non-expert may understand the standards, and easily follow some procedures to design or to improve a test. The…
Descriptors: Scoring, Questionnaires, Latin Americans, Objective Tests
Kara, Yilmaz – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of the study was to develop an educational software evaluation form to provide an evaluation and selection instrument of educational software that met the requirements of some balance between mechanics, content and pedagogy that is user friendly. The subjects for the study comprised a group of 32 biology teachers working in secondary…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Computer Software, Biology
Brown, Jill P. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2005
This paper describes how a researcher developed task and four different data collection instruments provide evidence for the identification of various affordances of a technology-rich teaching and learning environment (TRTLE) that were perceived and/or enacted by Year 9 students in their solution of a linear function task utilising a graphing…
Descriptors: Identification, Educational Environment, Graphing Calculators, Grade 9
Reid, Nick; McLoughlin, Catherine – 2002
This paper discusses the design and pedagogy underpinning the use of online quiz items in which students are presented with a range of questions designed to enhance understanding of complex linguistic constructions. It explores the design of different types of quiz questions from the perspective of pedagogy and cognitive demand. The particular…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Testing, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design
Allalouf, Avi; Rapp, Joel – 2002
For a growing number of test translations, there is a need for equating that provides scores that can be used interchangeably for both source- and target-language forms, but basic equating requirements cannot usually be met in the cross-lingual case. The situation is more problematic in verbal tests, where translation has more impact on item…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Test Construction
This symposium on the learning organization is comprised of three papers. "Leading the Learning Organization" (James R. Johnson) examines actions that four leaders of widely diverse organizations took to transform an organization into a learning organization. (Leaders who were successful in implementing the learning organization concept…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Behavior, Developing Nations, Educational Background
Knight, Diane – 2001
This article describes development of the Inventory for Assessing the Job-Readiness Skills of Students Placed in Alternative Classes. Introductory material notes the importance of on-the-job vocational experiences for secondary students with mild academic or behavioral disabilities. The inventory covers three domains, life skills, affective…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Interpersonal Competence
O'Leary, Michael – 2001
Data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were examined to determine the extent to which the rank ordering of countries based on pupil test performance was consistent across three different item formats: multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended-response. Findings from the analysis are used to make the case that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Constructed Response, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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