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Immekus, Jason C.; Atitya, Ben – Educational Assessment, 2016
Interim tests are a central component of district-wide assessment systems, yet their technical quality to guide decisions (e.g., instructional) has been repeatedly questioned. In response, the study purpose was to investigate the validity of a series of English Language Arts (ELA) interim assessments in terms of dimensionality and prediction of…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Scores, Formative Evaluation, Language Tests
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Kim, Jennifer Sun; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Lee, Catherine Y. – Educational Assessment, 2016
This study examined the predictive validity of curriculum-based measures in reading for Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) at various levels of English proficiency. Third-grade Spanish-speaking EL students were screened during the fall using DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (DORF) and Daze. Predictive validity was examined in relation to spring…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Curriculum Based Assessment, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency
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Ateh, Comfort M. – Educational Assessment, 2015
In evaluating teachers' instructional decisions during instruction, it is clear that the nature of their elicitation is crucial for student learning. When instructional decisions are informed by information about students' conceptual understanding, significant learning is possible. This article examined the elicitation practices of two high school…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices
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Zwick, Rebecca; Zapata-Rivera, Diego; Hegarty, Mary – Educational Assessment, 2014
Research has shown that many educators do not understand the terminology or displays used in test score reports and that measurement error is a particularly challenging concept. We investigated graphical and verbal methods of representing measurement error associated with individual student scores. We created four alternative score reports, each…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Scores, Reports, Comparative Analysis
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Suppes, Patrick; Holland, Paul W.; Hu, Yuanan; Vu, Minh-thien – Educational Assessment, 2013
Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) conducted a randomized-treatment experiment during the 2006-2007 school year to test the efficacy, for Title I students, of the technological and individualized EPGY Kindergarten through Grade 5 Mathematics Course Sequence, modified for the Title I schools. Restricting attention to…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Individualized Instruction, Online Courses, Elementary School Mathematics
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Martinez, Jose Felipe; Borko, Hilda; Stecher, Brian; Luskin, Rebecca; Kloser, Matt – Educational Assessment, 2012
We report the results of a pilot validation study of the Quality Assessment in Science Notebook, a portfolio-like instrument for measuring teacher assessment practices in middle school science classrooms. A statewide sample of 42 teachers collected 2 notebooks during the school year, corresponding to science topics taught in the fall and spring.…
Descriptors: Validity, Middle School Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Daly, Alan J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) potentially shifts the way US schools approach teaching and learning. Research suggests that it is important to understand how educators view the CCSS and how they believe the CCSS may impact their practice. We developed and tested an instrument to investigate educator beliefs about the implementation of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Common Core State Standards, Program Implementation
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Liu, Ou Lydia; Lee, Hee-Sun; Linn, Marcia C. – Educational Assessment, 2011
Both multiple-choice and constructed-response items have known advantages and disadvantages in measuring scientific inquiry. In this article we explore the function of explanation multiple-choice (EMC) items and examine how EMC items differ from traditional multiple-choice and constructed-response items in measuring scientific reasoning. A group…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Responses, Test Items
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Brown, Nathaniel J. S.; Nagashima, Sam O.; Fu, Alice; Timms, Michael; Wilson, Mark – Educational Assessment, 2010
The Evidence-Based Reasoning Assessment System (EBRAS) brings together advances in modeling scientific reasoning and assessment design to guide the development of written assessment items that target, disentangle, and elicit evidence of the multiple proficiencies underlying scientific argumentation. In this study, the EBRAS was used to assess the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Evidence, Persuasive Discourse, Logical Thinking
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Karelitz, Tzur M.; Parrish, Deborah Montgomery; Yamada, Hiroyuki; Wilson, Mark – Educational Assessment, 2010
Assessment systems that track children's progress across time need to be sensitive to the variegated nature of development. Although instruments are commonly designed to assess behaviors within a specific age range, some children advance slower or faster than others and, as a result, often show behaviors from a younger or older age group. This…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Inferences, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Fagioli, Loris P. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2014
This study compared a value-added approach to school accountability to the currently used metrics of accountability in California of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Academic Performance Index (API). Five-year student panel data (N?=?53,733) from 29 elementary schools in a large California school district were used to address the research…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Gains, Measurement, Measurement Techniques
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Abedi, Jamal – Educational Assessment, 2009
This study compared performance of both English language learners (ELLs) and non-ELL students in Grades 4 and 8 under accommodated and nonaccommodated testing conditions. The accommodations used in this study included a computerized administration of a math test with a pop-up glossary, a customized English dictionary, extra testing time, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Testing Accommodations, Mathematics Tests, Grade 4
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Niemi, David; Baker, Eva L.; Sylvester, Roxanne M. – Educational Assessment, 2007
To provide an accurate reading of students' and schools' rates of progress, and to provide cues for instruction, assessment at every level should be connected to explicit learning goals and standards. To show how this requirement can be fulfilled, and how research-based assessment can effectively support learning and instruction, this article…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Scaling, Scoring
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Smith, Gary; Smith, Joanna – Educational Assessment, 2005
A group's average test score is often used to evaluate different educational approaches, curricula, teachers, and schools. Studies of group test scores over time often try to measure "value-added" by holding constant certain student characteristics such as race, parents' education, or socioeconomic status; however, the important…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Group Testing, Scores, Academic Achievement
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Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Garnier, Helen; Pascal, Jenny; Valdes, Rosa – Educational Assessment, 2002
This article reports the technical quality of a measure describing the quality of classroom assignments piloted in the Los Angeles Unified School District's proposed new accountability system. For this study, 181 teachers were sampled from 35 schools selected at random. Participating teachers submitted three language arts assignments with samples…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Assignments
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