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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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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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Won, Mihye; Krabbe, Heiko; Ley, Siv Ling; Treagust, David F.; Fischer, Hans E. – Educational Assessment, 2017
In this study, we investigated the value of a concept map marking guide as an alternative formative assessment tool for science teachers to adopt for the topic of energy. Eight high school science teachers marked students' concept maps using an itemized holistic marking guide. Their marking was compared with the researchers' marking and the scores…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Concept Mapping, Formative Evaluation
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Tindal, Gerald; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Stevens, Joseph J. – Educational Assessment, 2017
For the past decade, the accountability model associated with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) emphasized proficiency on end of year tests; with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) the emphasis on proficiency within statewide testing programs, though now integrated with other measures of student learning, nevertheless remains a primary metric for…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Middle School Students, Models, State Standards
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Toyama, Yukie; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Educational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the complexity of leveled passages used in four classroom reading assessments. A total of 167 passages leveled for Grades 1-6 from these assessments were analyzed using four analytical tools of text complexity. More traditional, two-factor measures of text complexity found a general trend of fairly consistent across-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Difficulty Level
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Traynor, Anne – Educational Assessment, 2017
Variation in test performance among examinees from different regions or national jurisdictions is often partially attributed to differences in the degree of content correspondence between local school or training program curricula, and the test of interest. This posited relationship between test-curriculum correspondence, or "alignment,"…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Construction, Alignment (Education), Curriculum
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Konold, Timothy R.; Shukla, Kathan – Educational Assessment, 2017
The use of multiple informants is common in assessments that rely on the judgments of others. However, ratings obtained from different informants often vary as a function of their perspectives and roles in relation to the target of measurement, and causes unrelated to the trait being measured. We illustrate the usefulness of a latent variable…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Computation, Validity
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Roohr, Katrina Crotts; Sireci, Stephen G. – Educational Assessment, 2017
Test accommodations for English learners (ELs) are intended to reduce the language barrier and level the playing field, allowing ELs to better demonstrate their true proficiencies. Computer-based accommodations for ELs show promising results for leveling that field while also providing us with additional data to more closely investigate the…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing
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Chen, Peggy P.; Bonner, Sarah M. – Educational Assessment, 2017
We examined novice teachers' beliefs about grading and constructivist teaching approaches. Adapting an existing instrument designed to assess preservice teachers' grading beliefs that deviate from recommended practices, we administered the Survey of Grading Beliefs to 203 inservice teachers. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 3-factor model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Li, Hongli; Qin, Qi; Lei, Pui-Wa – Educational Assessment, 2017
In recent years, students' test scores have been used to evaluate teachers' performance. The assumption underlying this practice is that students' test performance reflects teachers' instruction. However, this assumption is generally not empirically tested. In this study, we examine the effect of teachers' instruction on test performance at the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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