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Ahmed, Ayesha; Pollitt, Alastair – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2011
At the heart of most assessments lies a set of questions, and those who write them must achieve "two" things. Not only must they ensure that each question elicits the kind of performance that shows how "good" pupils are at the subject, but they must also ensure that each mark scheme gives more marks to those who are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classification, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Ahmed, Ayesha; Pollitt, Alastair – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
The two most common models for assessment involve measuring "how well" students perform on a task (the "quality model"), and "how difficult" a task students can succeed on (the "difficulty model"). By exploiting the interactive potential of computers we may be able to use a third model: measuring "how…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Needs, Test Validity
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Ahmed, Ayesha; Pollitt, Alastair – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2007
Setting examination questions in real-world contexts is widespread. However, when students are reading contextualized questions there is a risk that the cognitive processes provoked by the context can interfere with their understanding of the concepts in the question. Validity may then be compromised. We introduce the concept of "focus":…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Science Tests, Test Construction