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Deane, Paul; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Chao, Szu-Fu; Dreier, Kelsey – Grantee Submission, 2018
The purpose of the report is to explore some of the mechanisms involved in the writing process. In particular, we examine students' process data (keystroke log analysis) to uncover how students approach a knowledge-telling task using 2 different task types. In the first task, students were asked to list as many words as possible related to a…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Prior Learning, Task Analysis, High School Students
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Lang, David; Stenhaug, Ben; Kizilcec, Rene – Grantee Submission, 2019
This research evaluates the psychometric properties of short-answer response items under a variety of grading rules in the context of a mobile learning platform in Africa. This work has three main findings. First, we introduce the concept of a differential device function (DDF), a type of differential item function that stems from the device a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Test Items, Test Format
Allen, Laura K.; Mills, Caitlin; Jacovina, Matthew E.; Crossley, Scott; D'Mello, Sidney; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Writing training systems have been developed to provide students with instruction and deliberate practice on their writing. Although generally successful in providing accurate scores, a common criticism of these systems is their lack of personalization and adaptive instruction. In particular, these systems tend to place the strongest emphasis on…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Psychological Patterns, Writing Instruction, Essays