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McLeod, Justin W.H.; McCrimmon, Adam W. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2021
The "Raven's 2 Progressive Matrices Clinical Edition" (Raven's 2; Raven, Rust, Chan, & Zhou, 2018), published by NCS Pearson, is an individually administered nonverbal assessment of general cognitive ability developed to measure "educative abilities," defined as the ability to think clearly and solve complex problems in…
Descriptors: Test Reviews, Intelligence Tests, Testing, Test Reliability
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Hogan, Thomas; DeStefano, Marissa; Gilby, Caitlin; Kosman, Dana; Peri, Joshua – Applied Measurement in Education, 2021
Buros' "Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)" has provided professional reviews of commercially published psychological and educational tests for over 80 years. It serves as a kind of conscience for the testing industry. For a random sample of 50 entries in the "19th MMY" (a total of 100 separate reviews) this study determined…
Descriptors: Test Reviews, Interrater Reliability, Psychological Testing, Educational Testing
Kirsten Hochstedt – ProQuest LLC, 2020
Assessing test dimensionality is a fundamental part of the evaluation of a test and a prerequisite for using item response theory models. The purpose of this study was to investigate how popular dimensionality assessment methods perform under some nonstandard and commonly encountered suboptimal conditions when the items are dichotomously scored.…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Evaluation Methods, Test Construction, Test Reviews
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Frisch, Emily H.; Bhatter, Param; Grimaud, Logan W.; Tiourin, Ekaterina; Youm, Julie H.; Greenberg, Milton L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2020
Review sessions before examinations are an effective method to reduce anxiety and improve understanding of exam material in first-year undergraduate medical education (UGME). This study investigates the effectiveness of peer-assisted learning (PAL) for small-group preexam physiology review sessions led by second-year students (MS2) compared with…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Medical Students, Physiology, Test Reviews
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Ali Khodi; Logendra Stanley Ponniah; Amir Hossein Farrokhi; Fateme Sadeghi – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The current article evaluates a national English language proficiency test known as the "MSRT test" which is used to determine the eligibility of candidates for admission to and completion of higher education programs in Iran. Students in all majors take this standardized, high-stake criterion-referenced test to determine if they have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Reading Tests, Language Proficiency
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Peng, Yue; Yan, Wei; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing, 2021
This test review focuses on the current version (2009) of [Chinese characters omitted] (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), literally translated as the Chinese Language Proficiency Test and abbreviated as HSK. Tailored to non-native speakers of the Chinese language, this test consists of six proficiency levels (Levels 1 and 2 as beginners, Levels 3 and 4 as…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Chinese, Decision Making
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Long, Ryan – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This paper outlines a method for student-directed creation of exam review guides. No answers or lists of required information are provided to students. Students must reflect on the purpose of the course and the relationships between the different content units in order to collaboratively compose a study guide. The professor then critiques the…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Test Reviews, Student Evaluation, Study Guides
Irvin, P. Shawn – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2016
The Distributed Item Review (DIR) is a secure and flexible, web-based system designed to present test items to expert reviewers across a broad geographic area for evaluation of important dimensions of quality (e.g., alignment with standards, bias, sensitivity, and student accessibility). The DIR is comprised of essential features that allow system…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Reviews, Test Validity, Guides
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McKenzie, Karen; Metcalfe, Dale; Murray, George – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The increasing number of individuals with an intellectual disability who are at risk of developing dementia highlights the need to use measures with strong psychometric properties as part of the screening, assessment and diagnostic process. Method: Searches were made of clinical and good practice guidelines and English language journal…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Dementia, Intellectual Disability, Psychometrics
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Cain, Jabari P. – Middle School Journal, 2020
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how a middle school teacher uses a studycast activity--podcasts designed to support test review--to stimulate student motivation and engagement with class content and to affect student academic performance. The teacher and two students participated in interviews with the researcher.…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Handheld Devices, Grade 7
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Rompolski, Krista L.; Bruneau, Michael, Jr.; Samendinger, Stephen – HAPS Educator, 2018
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if attending a face-to-face midterm exam review with the instructor predicts final exam performance in an Anatomy and Physiology I course. Students were invited to attend office hours in small groups to review their midterm exams. Multiple linear regression was used to test whether attendance at…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Student Evaluation, Performance Factors, Performance
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Gokturk, Nazlinur – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2018
The number of public school students who are English learners (ELs) has been increasing steadily in the United States. According to a report by Snyder, de Brey, and Dillow (2016), in the 2014-2015 school year, nearly 4.6 million students enrolled in Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) in U.S. schools were English learners, representing…
Descriptors: Public Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bruni, Teryn P. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
This article reviews the Social Responsiveness Scale-Second Edition (SRS-2), a 65-item rating scale measuring deficits in social behavior associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as outlined by the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed., text rev.; "DSM-IV-TR"; American Psychiatric Association,…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Social Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle K.; Wren, Nicole Smit; Secord, Stephanie M.; Lyell, Kelly M.; Magers, Amy M.; Setmeyer, Andrea J.; Rodelo, Carlota; Newcomb-McNeal, Ericka; Tennant, Jaclyn – Contemporary School Psychology, 2014
The goal of this paper was to critically review and evaluate five common social-emotional and behavioral screeners: Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (Kamphaus and Reynolds 2007), Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System (McDougal et al. 2011), Social Skills Improvement System Performance Screening Guide (Elliott and Gresham…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Screening Tests, Scores
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Irby, Sarah M.; Floyd, Randy G. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2013
The Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence, Second Edition (WASI-II; Wechsler, 2011) is a brief intelligence test designed for individuals aged 6 through 90 years. It is a revision of the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI; Wechsler, 1999). During revision, there were three goals: enhancing the link between the Wechsler…
Descriptors: Test Reviews, Intelligence Tests, Psychometrics, Item Analysis
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