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Levy, Roy – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Roy Levy describes Bayesian approaches to psychometric modeling. He discusses how Bayesian inference is a mechanism for reasoning in a probability-modeling framework and is well-suited to core problems in educational measurement: reasoning from student performances on an assessment to make inferences about their…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Statistical Inference
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Gregg, Nikole; Leventhal, Brian C. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
In this digital ITEMS module, Nikole Gregg and Dr. Brian Leventhal discuss strategies to ensure data visualizations achieve graphical excellence. Data visualizations are commonly used by measurement professionals to communicate results to examinees, the public, educators, and other stakeholders. To do so effectively, it is important that these…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Visualization, Test Results
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Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Lehman, Blair – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Jacqueline Leighton and Dr. Blair Lehman review differences between think-aloud interviews to measure problem-solving processes and cognitive labs to measure comprehension processes. Learners are introduced to historical, theoretical, and procedural differences between these methods and how to use and analyze…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interviews, Problem Solving, Cognitive Processes
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Sinharay, Sandip – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Test score users often demand the reporting of subscores due to their potential diagnostic, remedial, and instructional benefits. Therefore, there is substantial pressure on testing programs to report subscores. However, professional standards require that subscores have to satisfy minimum quality standards before they can be reported. In this…
Descriptors: Testing, Scores, Item Response Theory, Evaluation Methods
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Yoo, Hanwook; Hambleton, Ronald K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Item analysis is an integral part of operational test development and is typically conducted within two popular statistical frameworks: classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT). In this digital ITEMS module, Hanwook Yoo and Ronald K. Hambleton provide an accessible overview of operational item analysis approaches within these…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Item Response Theory, Guidelines, Test Construction
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Carragher, Natacha; Templin, Jonathan; Jones, Phillip; Shulruf, Boaz; Velan, Gary – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
In this ITEMS module, we provide a didactic overview of the specification, estimation, evaluation, and interpretation steps for diagnostic measurement/classification models (DCMs), which are a promising psychometric modeling approach. These models can provide detailed skill- or attribute-specific feedback to respondents along multiple latent…
Descriptors: Measurement, Classification, Models, Check Lists
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Ames, Allison; Myers, Aaron – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Drawing valid inferences from modern measurement models is contingent upon a good fit of the data to the model. Violations of model-data fit have numerous consequences, limiting the usefulness and applicability of the model. As Bayesian estimation is becoming more common, understanding the Bayesian approaches for evaluating model-data fit models…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Psychometrics, Models, Predictive Measurement
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Cummings, Joel – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
This quantitative case study employs weblog data supplied by six major academic journal publishers, known as HTTP referer [sic] data from Washington State University IP address ranges to reveal the sites that researchers and students use to retrieve academic journal literature. HTTP referrers to academic journal articles were categorized as…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Navigation (Information Systems), Information Retrieval, Researchers
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Gavris, Manuela – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2015
The research started in response to the findings that http://www.profudegeogra.eu/ is one of the best known websites among the Romanian websites concerning geographical issues. This article examines the resources offered by this website, their relevance and how they help students and even teachers in the activity of learning or teaching Geography.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, College Students
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Parsloe, Sarah M.; Smith, Elizabeth M. – Communication Education, 2022
COVID-19 disrupted traditional face-to-face classroom environments, creating new opportunities for exclusion/inclusion and (in)accessibility. The purpose of this study was to understand students with disabilities' experiences of (mis)fitting (Garland-Thomson, R. (2014). The story of my work: How I became disabled. "Disability Studies…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Wiggan, Greg; Smith, Delphia; Watson-Vandiver, Marcia J. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (Fast facts: back to school statistics, 2018. https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372), there are over 50.7 million students enrolled in the nation's public schools, which is an all time high. At this rate, within the next decade an estimated 1.5 million new teachers will be needed…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Urban Education, Social Influences, Labor
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Hurie, Andrew H. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This article presents a meta-ethnography (Urrieta Jr and Noblit (eds), Cultural constructions of identity: meta ethnography and theory, Oxford University Press. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190676087.001.0001) of school choice across education sectors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. A site of intense contention and experimentation around…
Descriptors: School Choice, Ethnography, Educational Change, Case Studies
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Stockall, Nancy; Blackwell, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Students with ASD frequently experience anxiety disorders as a co-occurring condition (Kent and Simonoff in Anxiety Child Adolesc Autism Spectr Disord. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805122-1.00002-8, 2017). Symptoms related to anxiety disorders affect students with ASD in a variety of domains, including academic performance, inclusion…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Comorbidity
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Kouh, Minjoon – Physics Teacher, 2022
The importance of introducing computational approaches early and actively in science education is widely acknowledged among educators and scientists. Many great ideas have been put forward and implemented by advocates and organizations such as Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics (https://www.compadre.org/PICUP)…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Undergraduate Study, College Science
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Staunton, Tom – Higher Education Quarterly, 2022
This article provides a critical discourse analysis of how career is discussed on elite graduate recruitment websites. Building on previous work from Handley (2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017016686031) and Ingram and Allen (2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026118790949) this article draws attention to how career is constructed, first, as…
Descriptors: Labor Market, College Students, Student Recruitment, Web Sites
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