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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lee, Minji K.; Sweeney, Kevin; Melican, Gerald J. – Educational Assessment, 2017
This study investigates the relationships among factor correlations, inter-item correlations, and the reliability estimates of subscores, providing a guideline with respect to psychometric properties of useful subscores. In addition, it compares subscore estimation methods with respect to reliability and distinctness. The subscore estimation…
Descriptors: Scores, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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Kuhfeld, Megan – Educational Assessment, 2017
This article develops a validity argument for the use of the Tripod student survey of instructional practices to assess teacher effectiveness in summative teacher evaluations and professional development decisions. This paper expands upon previous research in three ways: (a) it draws from current validity thinking to examine the evidence for…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Westrick, Paul A. – Educational Assessment, 2017
Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) is a commonly employed measure in educational research, serving as a criterion or as a predictor depending on the research question. Over the decades, researchers have used a variety of reliability coefficients to estimate the reliability of undergraduate GPA, which suggests that there has been no consensus…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Test Reliability, College Entrance Examinations, Longitudinal Studies
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