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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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Penk, Christiane; Richter, Dirk – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
Since the turn of the century, an increasing number of low-stakes assessments (i.e., assessments without direct consequences for the test-takers) are being used to evaluate the quality of educational systems. Internationally, research has shown that low-stakes test results can be biased due to students' low test-taking motivation and that…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Tests
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Sparfeldt, Jorn R.; Kimmel, Rumena; Lowenkamp, Lena; Steingraber, Antje; Rost, Detlef H. – Educational Assessment, 2012
Multiple-choice (MC) reading comprehension test items comprise three components: text passage, questions about the text, and MC answers. The construct validity of this format has been repeatedly criticized. In three between-subjects experiments, fourth graders (N[subscript 1] = 230, N[subscript 2] = 340, N[subscript 3] = 194) worked on three…
Descriptors: Test Items, Reading Comprehension, Construct Validity, Grade 4
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Roegman, Rachel; Goodwin, A. Lin; Reed, Rebecca; Scott-McLaughlin, Randolph M., II – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2016
This mixed methods study examines one teacher preparation program's use of Danielson's 2007 "Framework for Professional Practice," with an emphasis on how different stakeholders in the traditional student teaching triad rated student teachers, called residents, and justified their ratings. Data sources include biannual self-assessments…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Evaluation, Student Teaching
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Liu, Shujie; Xu, Xianxuan; Stronge, James H. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2016
Teacher performance evaluation currently is receiving unprecedented attention from policy makers, scholars, and practitioners worldwide. This study is one of the few studies of teacher perceptions regarding teacher performance measures that focus on China. We employed a quantitative dominant mixed research design to investigate Chinese teachers'…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Faculty Workload, Asians, Foreign Countries
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Newton, Stephen P.; Wei, Ruth Chung – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2013
The Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) is an authentic tool for evaluating prospective teachers by examining their abilities to plan, teach, assess, and reflect on instruction in actual classroom practice. The PACT seeks both to measure and develop teacher effectiveness, and this study of its predictive and consequential…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Predictive Validity
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Liu, Shujie; Zhao, Decheng – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2013
With the implementation of teacher performance pay in 2009 in China, teacher performance evaluation has become a heated topic. This research study follows up on two previous studies of teacher evaluation in China and continues the dialog by analyzing the latest trends in the context of teacher performance pay. There were two sources of information…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Trend Analysis, Merit Pay, Merit Rating
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Koh, Kim H.; Tan, Charlene; Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
Using Singapore as an example, we argue that schools need to equip and encourage teachers to adopt authentic assessment in teaching and learning so as to develop the students' higher-order thinking. The importance of teaching and assessing higher-order thinking in Singapore classrooms is encapsulated in the vision of "Thinking Schools"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Thinking Skills
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Falk, Beverly; Ort, Suzanne Wichterle; Moirs, Katie – Educational Assessment, 2007
This article describes the findings of studies conducted on a large-scale, classroom-based performance assessment of literacy for the early grades designed to provide information that is useful for reporting, as well as teaching. Technical studies found the assessment to be a promising instrument that is reliable and valid. Follow-up studies of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Research
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Goldschmidt, Pete; Martinez, Jose Felipe; Niemi, David; Baker, Eva L. – Educational Assessment, 2007
In this article we examine empirical evidence on the criterion, predictive, transfer, and fairness aspects of validity of a large-scale language arts performance assessment, referred to as the Performance Assignment (PA). We use multilevel models to avoid biased inferences that might result from the naturally nested data. Specifically, we examine…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement, Performance Tests
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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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Niemi, David; Wang, Jia; Steinberg, Diane H.; Baker, Eva L.; Wang, Haiwen – Educational Assessment, 2007
Validation of assessments intended to improve instruction and learning should include evidence of instructional sensitivity. This study investigated the instructional sensitivity of a standards-based ninth-grade performance assessment that required students to write an essay about conflict in a literary work. Before administering the assessment,…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Literary Criticism
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Kulm, Gerald; Dager Wilson, Linda; Kitchen, Richard – Educational Assessment, 2005
Alignment has taken on increased importance given the current high-stakes nature of assessment. To make well-informed decisions about student learning on the basis of test results, assessment items need to be well aligned with standards. Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has developed a procedure for…
Descriptors: Test Results, Test Validity, Evaluation Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Lane, Suzanne; Parke, Carol S.; Stone, Clement A. – Educational Assessment, 2002
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) and the Maryland Learning Outcomes (MLOs) on mathematics classroom instruction and assessment practices, professional development, and student learning. The data sources included questionnaires for principals, mathematics teachers, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Performance Tests
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