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Shankman, Marcy Levy; Gigliotti, Ralph A. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2021
This article offers a set of themes that summarize the entirety of the book. Of particular note is the context in which this issue was written and how our social context impacts the ways we understand and explore leadership. In addition to the critical task of increasing self-awareness as a core deliverable of any leadership assessment or…
Descriptors: Ethics, Test Use, Leadership, Measures (Individuals)
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Meftahi, Gholam Hossein; Bahari, Zahra; Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Ali; Iman, Maryam; Jangravi, Zohreh – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2021
Western blot (WB) or immunoblot is a workhorse method. It is commonly used by biologists for study of different aspects of protein biomolecules. In addition, it has been widely used in disease diagnosis. Despite some limitations such as long time, different applications of WB have not been limited. In the present review, we have summarized…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Clinical Diagnosis, Literature Reviews
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Arce, Alvaro J.; Young, Michael J. – International Journal of Testing, 2022
The paper argues that contemporary test validity theory places the consequences of testing on the lives of all college applicants at the back of the test validation argument. It introduces the notion of test efficacy as a process to gather evidence on claims on consequences of testing on all college applicants that can be traced back to validity.…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Theory, College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations
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Ing, Marsha; Chinen, Starlie; Jackson, Kara; Smith, Thomas M. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2021
Despite the ease of accessing a wide range of measures, little attention is given to validity arguments when considering whether to use the measure for a new purpose or in a different context. Making a validity argument has historically focused on the intended interpretation and use. There has been a press to consider both the intended and actual…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Test Interpretation
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Barnes, Amy C. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2021
This article explores the ethical use of assessments in leadership training, education, and development. From the importance of having well-trained facilitators to the consideration of power and social identity in the interpretation of individual results, this article advocates for approaching the use of leadership assessments and inventories with…
Descriptors: Leadership, Measures (Individuals), Ethics, Test Use
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Tong, Ye – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2022
COVID-19 is disrupting assessment practices and accelerating changes. With special focus on K-12 and credentialing exams, this article describes the series of changes observed during the pandemic, the solutions assessment providers have implemented, and the long-term impact on future practices. Additionally, this article highlights the importance…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Schmitt, Norbert; Nation, Paul; Kremmel, Benjamin – Language Teaching, 2020
Recently, a large number of vocabulary tests have been made available to language teachers, testers, and researchers. Unfortunately, most of them have been launched with inadequate validation evidence. The field of language testing has become increasingly more rigorous in the area of test validation, but developers of vocabulary tests have…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Language Tests, Test Use
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McKenzie, Karen; Murray, George; Murray, Aja; Martin, Rachel – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: One contributor to the health inequalities that people with an intellectual disability face is failure to identify their intellectual disability. The Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire (LDSQ) can identify adults who are likely to have an intellectual disability, but little is known about its impact. Methods: A modified Delphi…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Questionnaires, Screening Tests
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Deygers, Bart – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2021
To date, language testing research has devoted little attention to adult L2 learners with low levels of alphabetic print literacy (LESLLA), even though this population makes up for a substantial proportion of the candidature of language tests used for migration purposes. This special issue focuses on LESLLA learners, shows how literacy impacts…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Printed Materials, Written Language, Language Tests
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Ellis, Sue; Rowe, Adele – Support for Learning, 2020
This paper describes the development and use of a tool designed to support educators to use a broad range of professional knowledge to enable inclusive literacy teaching that delivers social justice and narrows the attainment gap associated with poverty. The tool encourages teachers to formally recognise and act on a wide range of evidence about…
Descriptors: Literacy, Social Justice, Inclusion, Achievement Gap
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Clarke, Doug; Burrows, Peter; Raymond, Larissa – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2020
In this article, the authors suggest a number of ways in which NAPLAN could be made into a more engaging and enriching experience for both teachers and students. They highlight the importance of making productive errors in the interests of furthering learning. The authors share the journey they have taken as they attempted to get their teeth into…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Numeracy, Test Use, Elementary School Mathematics
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Knoch, Ute; Deygers, Bart; Khamboonruang, Apichat – Language Testing, 2021
Rating scale development in the field of language assessment is often considered in dichotomous ways: It is assumed to be guided either by expert intuition or by drawing on performance data. Even though quite a few authors have argued that rating scale development is rarely so easily classifiable, this dyadic view has dominated language testing…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Test Construction, Language Tests, Test Use
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Rausch, Thomas; McKenna, Kelly – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Quizzing can be beneficial as a tool for learning and practice instead of its traditional use as an assessment. Specifically, the use of low stakes quizzing (LSQ) can aid in: (1) retention; (2) subsequent learning; (3) corrective feedback; (4) improved metacognition; and (5) study habits. Best practices for utilizing quizzes are discussed,…
Descriptors: Tests, Testing, Educational Benefits, Retention (Psychology)
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Clark, Amy K.; Karvonen, Meagan – Educational Assessment, 2020
Alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) have historically lacked broad validity evidence and an overall evaluation of the extent to which evidence supports intended uses of results. An expanding body of validation literature, the funding of two AA-AAS consortia, and advances in computer-based assessment have…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Test Validity, Test Use, Students with Disabilities
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Wind, Stefanie A. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
Researchers have documented the impact of rater effects, or raters' tendencies to give different ratings than would be expected given examinee achievement levels, in performance assessments. However, the degree to which rater effects influence person fit, or the reasonableness of test-takers' achievement estimates given their response patterns,…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Evaluators, Achievement, Influences
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