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Russell, Mike; Ludlow, Larry; O'Dwyer, Laura – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The field of educational measurement has evolved considerably since the first doctoral programs were established. In response, programs have typically tacked on courses that address newly developed theories, methods, tools, and techniques. As our review of current programs evidences, this approach produces artificial distinctions among topics and…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Specialists, Doctoral Programs, Program Evaluation
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Wright, Daniel B. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
There is much discussion about and many policies to address achievement gaps in education among groups of students. The focus here is on a different gap and it is argued that it also should be of concern. Speed gaps are differences in how quickly different groups of students answer the questions on academic assessments. To investigate some speed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Reaction Time, Educational Testing
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Boevé, Anja J.; Meijer, Rob R.; Beldhuis, Hans J. A.; Bosker, Roel J.; Albers, Casper J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
To investigate the effect of innovations in the teaching-learning environment, researchers often compare study results from different cohorts across years. However, variance in scores can be attributed to both random fluctuation and systematic changes due to the innovation, complicating cohort comparisons. In the present study, we illustrate how…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation
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Marion, Scott; Domaleski, Chris – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critique of the validity argument put forward by Camara, Mattern, Croft, and Vispoel (2019) regarding the use of college-admissions tests in high school assessment systems. We challenge their argument in two main ways. First, we illustrate why their argument fails to address broader issues related to consequences of using…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Test Use, Validity
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Rios, Joseph A.; Randall, Jennifer; Donnelly, Marina – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
There has long been a concern about the lack of representation of ethnic minorities in the field of educational measurement. As previous research has shown that graduate programs primarily rely on their websites for recruiting efforts, the objective of this study was to conduct a content analysis of all U.S. educational measurement program…
Descriptors: College Choice, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups
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Lindstrom Johnson, Sarah; Reichenberg, Ray E.; Shukla, Kathan; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The U.S. government has become increasingly focused on school climate, as recently evidenced by its inclusion as an accountability indicator in the Every Student Succeeds Act. Yet, there remains considerable variability in both conceptualizing and measuring school climate. To better inform the research and practice related to school climate and…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Educational Environment, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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Mislevy, Robert J.; Oliveri, Maria Elena – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Robert [Bob] Mislevy and Dr. Maria Elena Oliveri introduce and illustrate a sociocognitive perspective on educational measurement, which focuses on a variety of design and implementation considerations for creating fair and valid assessments for learners from diverse populations with diverse sociocultural…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Reliability, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Wang, Jue; Engelhard, George, Jr. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Jue Wang and Dr. George Engelhard Jr. describe the Rasch measurement framework for the construction and evaluation of new measures and scales. From a theoretical perspective, they discuss the historical and philosophical perspectives on measurement with a focus on Rasch's concept of specific objectivity and…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Evaluation Methods, Measurement, Goodness of Fit
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Shewach, Oren R.; McNeal, Kyle D.; Kuncel, Nathan R.; Sackett, Paul R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
College students commonly have considerable course choice, and they can differ substantially in the proportion of their coursework taken at an advanced level. While advanced coursework is generally viewed as a desirable component of a student's education, research has rarely explored differences in student course-taking patterns as a measure of…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Course Selection (Students), Cognitive Ability, Grade Point Average
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Fidler, James R.; Risk, Nicole M. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Credentialing examination developers rely on task (job) analyses for establishing inventories of task and knowledge areas in which competency is required for safe and successful practice in target occupations. There are many ways in which task-related information may be gathered from practitioner ratings, each with its own advantage and…
Descriptors: Job Analysis, Scaling, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Test Construction
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Flake, Jessica Kay; Petway, Kevin Terrance, II – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Numerous studies merely note divergence in students' and teachers' ratings of student noncognitive constructs. However, given the increased attention and use of these constructs in educational research and practice, an in-depth study focused on this issue was needed. Using a variety of quantitative methodologies, we thoroughly investigate…
Descriptors: Teachers, Students, Achievement Rating, Interrater Reliability
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Hansen, John; Sadler, Philip; Sonnert, Gerhard – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The high school grade point average (GPA) is often adjusted to account for nominal indicators of course rigor, such as "honors" or "advanced placement." Adjusted GPAs--also known as weighted GPAs--are frequently used for computing students' rank in class and in the college admission process. Despite the high stakes attached to…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, High School Students, Difficulty Level, Weighted Scores
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Meijer, Eline; Cleiren, Marc P. H. D.; Dusseldorp, Elise; Buurman, Vincent J. C.; Hogervorst, Roel M.; Heiser, Willem J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Early prediction of academic performance is important for student support. The authors explored, in a multivariate approach, whether pre-entry data (e.g., high school study results, preparative activities, expectations, capabilities, motivation, and attitude) could predict university students' first-year academic performance. Preregistered…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Prediction, Risk
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Moon, Jung Aa; Keehner, Madeleine; Katz, Irvin R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The current study investigated how item formats and their inherent affordances influence test-takers' cognition under uncertainty. Adult participants solved content-equivalent math items in multiple-selection multiple-choice and four alternative grid formats. The results indicated that participants' affirmative response tendency (i.e., judge the…
Descriptors: Affordances, Test Items, Test Format, Test Wiseness
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Allen, Jeff; Mattern, Krista; Ndum, Edwin – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
We derived an index of high school academic rigor (HSAR) by optimizing the prediction of first-year college GPA (FYGPA) based on high school courses taken, grades, and indicators of advanced coursework. Using a large data set and nominal parameterization of high school course outcomes, the HSAR index capitalizes on differential contributions…
Descriptors: High Schools, Difficulty Level, Prediction, Grade Point Average
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