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Bond, Mark; Garberoglio, Carrie-Lou; Schoffstall, Sarah; Caemmerer, Jackie; Cawthon, Stephanie – Educational Assessment, 2018
Autonomy describes cognition or behavior that is self-directed, according to personal interests, and free from external influence. This construct is of importance to students who are deaf because it has been shown to be positively related to their post-school transition outcomes, and this population faces unique challenges in this area. To conduct…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Measures (Individuals)
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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; French, Brian F.; Patrick, Helen; Watson, J. Samuel; Ahn, Inok – Educational Assessment, 2018
To meet recent accountability mandates, school districts are implementing assessment frameworks to document teachers' effectiveness. Observational assessments play a key role in this process, albeit without compelling evidence of their psychometric rigor. Using a sample of kindergarten teachers, we employed Generalizability theory to investigate…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Effectiveness, Generalizability Theory
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Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Guo, Qi; Chu, Man-Wai; Tang, Wei – Educational Assessment, 2018
Assessment of student learning outcomes is often discussed in relation to curriculum, standards and even administration practices. However, assessment of learning outcomes is rarely discussed in light of students' socio-emotional contexts, which might help or hinder learning outcomes. For example, do students' perceptions of the teacher as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Structural Equation Models, Well Being
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Walker, A. Adrienne; Jennings, Jeremy Kyle; Engelhard, George, Jr. – Educational Assessment, 2018
Individual person fit analyses provide important information regarding the validity of test score inferences for an "individual" test taker. In this study, we use data from an undergraduate statistics test (N = 1135) to illustrate a two-step method that researchers and practitioners can use to examine individual person fit. First, person…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Validity, Scores, Statistics
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Mao, Liyang; Liu, Ou Lydia; Roohr, Katrina; Belur, Vinetha; Mulholland, Matthew; Lee, Hee-Sun; Pallant, Amy – Educational Assessment, 2018
Scientific argumentation is one of the core practices for teachers to implement in science classrooms. We developed a computer-based formative assessment to support students' construction and revision of scientific arguments. The assessment is built upon automated scoring of students' arguments and provides feedback to students and teachers.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Science Tests, Scoring, Automation
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Nadelson, Louis S.; Goodridge, Wade H.; Reeve, Edward M. – Educational Assessment, 2018
We investigated the use of adaptive comparative judgment to evaluate the middle school student learning, engagement, and experience with the design process in an open-ended problem assigned in a technology and engineering education course. Our results indicate that the adaptive comparative judgment tool effectively facilitated the grading of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Evaluative Thinking, Learner Engagement, Design
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Pivovarova, Margarita; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Educational Assessment, 2018
While states are no longer required to set up teacher evaluation systems based in significant part on student test scores, quite a few continue to use value-added (VAMs) or student growth percentile (SGP) models for that purpose. In this study, we analyzed three years of teacher data to illustrate the performance of teachers' median growth…
Descriptors: Growth Models, Teacher Evaluation, Value Added Models, Reliability
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Dawadi, Saraswati; Shrestha, Prithvi N. – Educational Assessment, 2018
There has been a steady interest in investigating the validity of language tests in the last decades. Despite numerous studies on construct validity in language testing, there are not many studies examining the construct validity of a reading test. This paper reports on a study that explored the construct validity of the English reading test in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construct Validity, Reading Tests, English (Second Language)
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Kannan, Priya; Zapata-Rivera, Diego; Leibowitz, Emily A. – Educational Assessment, 2018
The degree to which diverse score users can understand and consume information presented in score reports dictates whether they are able to draw reasonable conclusions. The goal of this study was to understand how parents (a particularly understudied and heterogeneous stakeholder population) make interpretations from a hypothetical interactive…
Descriptors: Scores, Parents, Individual Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fina, Anthony D.; Dunbar, Stephen B.; Welch, Catherine J. – Educational Assessment, 2018
As states evaluate whether they should continue with their current assessment program or adopt next-generation college readiness assessments, it is important to ascertain the degree to which current high school assessments can be used for college readiness interpretations. In this study, we examined the ability of a state assessment to serve as an…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Benchmarking, Grade Point Average, Reading Tests
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Ralston, Nicole C.; Li, Min; Taylor, Catherine – Educational Assessment, 2018
Elementary school students often exhibit a variety of conceptions associated with algebraic thinking that their teachers fail to recognize or understand. It is crucial that elementary school teachers possess knowledge of the variety of student conceptions and also have abilities to address varying states of conceptions. Otherwise, students who are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Tests, Test Construction
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Hassler Hallstedt, Martin; Ghaderi, Ata – Educational Assessment, 2018
Tablets can be used to facilitate systematic testing of academic skills. Yet, when using validated paper tests on tablet, comparability between the mediums must be established. Comparability between a tablet and a paper version of a basic math skills test (HRT: Heidelberger Rechen Test 1-4) was investigated. Five samples with second and third…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Scores, Test Format, Computer Assisted Testing
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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Hill, Heather C. – Educational Assessment, 2017
New systems that seek to evaluate teachers with regard to their classroom quality often rely on observation instruments that capture general instructional pedagogies. However, decades of research suggest that content-specific dimensions of instruction also are important to differentiate teachers and improve student outcomes. We explore the degree…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Observation, Factor Analysis
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Munger, Kristen A.; Murray, Maria S. – Educational Assessment, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity evidence of first-grade spelling scores from a standardized test of nonsense word spellings and their potential value within universal literacy screening. Spelling scores from the Test of Phonological Awareness: Second Edition PLUS for 47 first-grade children were scored using a standardized…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests
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Steedle, Jeffrey T.; Grochowalski, Joseph – Educational Assessment, 2017
Students may not fully demonstrate their knowledge and skills on accountability tests if there are no stakes attached to individual performance. In that case, assessment results may not accurately reflect student achievement, so the validity of score interpretations and uses suffers. For this study, matched samples of students taking state…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests
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