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Agarwal, Pooja K. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The development of students' higher order learning is a critical component of education. For decades, educators and scientists have engaged in an ongoing debate about whether higher order learning can only be enhanced by building a base of factual knowledge (analogous to Bloom's taxonomy) or whether higher order learning can be enhanced directly…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Taxonomy, Middle School Students, College Students
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Traxler, Adrienne; Henderson, Rachel; Stewart, John; Stewart, Gay; Papak, Alexis; Lindell, Rebecca – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Research on the test structure of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) has largely ignored gender, and research on FCI gender effects (often reported as "gender gaps") has seldom interrogated the structure of the test. These rarely crossed streams of research leave open the possibility that the FCI may not be structurally valid across…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Sex Fairness, Gender Differences
Catalano, Corinne Gaffney – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This is a multi-method study to develop and validate an instrument to measure teachers' self-efficacy for teaching students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in inclusive early childhood classrooms, "Teacher Self-efficacy for Teaching Students with ASD Inclusive Classrooms Scale": TSE-ASDI. I conducted literature and expert reviews as…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Special Education
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Leonard, Jack – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This paper introduces the new Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) and uses critical policy analysis to re-examine the validity evidence (using the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and a theory of multicultural validity) for the use and interpretation of the PAL in regards to emerging school leadership.…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Test Validity, High Stakes Tests, School Administration
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Ackerman, Debra J. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) have increasingly been incorporated into state education policies over the past 5 years, with much of this interest stemming from Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) awards, Enhanced Assessment Grants, and nationwide efforts to develop common K-12 state learning standards. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Kindergarten, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Dadey, Nathan; Lyons, Susan; DePascale, Charles – Applied Measurement in Education, 2018
Evidence of comparability is generally needed whenever there are variations in the conditions of an assessment administration, including variations introduced by the administration of an assessment on multiple digital devices (e.g., tablet, laptop, desktop). This article is meant to provide a comprehensive examination of issues relevant to the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Komperda, Regis; Hosbein, Kathryn N.; Barbera, Jack – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Increased understanding of the importance of the affective domain in chemistry education research has led to the development and adaptation of instruments to measure chemistry-specific affective traits, including motivation. Many of these instruments are adapted from other fields by using the word "chemistry" in place of other…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Affective Measures, Student Motivation, Majors (Students)
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Solheim, Oddny Judith; Lundetrae, Kjersti – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Gender differences in reading seem to increase throughout schooling and then decrease or even disappear with age, but the reasons for this are unclear. In this study, we explore whether differences in the way "reading literacy" is operationalised can add to our understanding of varying gender differences in international large-scale…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
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Zhao, Xueyu; Solano-Flores, Guillermo; Qian, Ming – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article addresses test translation review in international test comparisons. We investigated the applicability of the theory of test translation error--a theory of the multidimensionality and inevitability of test translation error--across source language-target language combinations in the translation of PISA (Programme of International…
Descriptors: Translation, Error Patterns, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; Hardcastle, Joseph; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper describes the development and validation of a set of three assessment instruments that can be used to assess students' progress on the energy concept (ASPECt) from fourth through twelfth grade. Rasch analysis techniques were used throughout the development process to guide the construction of an item bank and the selection of items for…
Descriptors: Energy, Test Content, Test Items, Program Validation
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hoang, Ngoc T. H. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Test-takers' voices in relation to high-stakes language tests have received growing attention in recent years. While the perspectives of this stakeholder group can be utilised to improve test quality, test-taking experience, and test impact, we argue that this goal needs to be achieved by considering a fundamental shift in our conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Language Tests, High Stakes Tests, Testing, Humanization
Haladyna, Thomas M. – IDEA Center, Inc., 2018
Writing multiple-choice test items to measure student learning in higher education is a challenge. Based on extensive scholarly research and experience, the author describes various item formats, offers guidelines for creating these items, and provides many examples of both good and bad test items. He also suggests some shortcuts for developing…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Items, Higher Education
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Leber, Jasmin; Renkl, Alexander; Nückles, Matthias; Wäschle, Kristin – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
According to the model of constructive alignment, learners adjust their learning strategies to the announced assessment (backwash effect). Hence, when teaching for understanding, the assessment method should be aligned with this teaching goal to ensure that learners engage in corresponding learning strategies. A quasi-experimental field study with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Testing Problems, Educational Objectives, Learning Motivation
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Venticinque, Danilo; Whitworth, Andrew – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This article discusses the outcomes of research into the media literacy aspects of ENEM ("Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio"), Brazil's unified university entrance exam, which contains a significant number of exam questions based on excerpts from newspaper articles, online news and other media sources. Through content analysis, these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Media Literacy, Test Content
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Sinharay, Sandip – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
The choice of anchor tests is crucial in applications of the nonequivalent groups with anchor test design of equating. Sinharay and Holland (2006, 2007) suggested "miditests," which are anchor tests that are content-representative and have the same mean item difficulty as the total test but have a smaller spread of item difficulties.…
Descriptors: Test Content, Difficulty Level, Test Items, Test Construction
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