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Marland, Joshua; Harrick, Matthew; Sireci, Stephen G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
Student assessment nonparticipation (or opt out) has increased substantially in K-12 schools in states across the country. This increase in opt out has the potential to impact achievement and growth (or value-added) measures used for educator and institutional accountability. In this simulation study, we investigated the extent to which…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
Aytürk, Ezgi; Cham, Heining; Jennings, Patricia A.; Brown, Joshua L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
Methods to handle ordered-categorical indicators in latent variable interactions have been developed, yet they have not been widely applied. This article compares the performance of two popular latent variable interaction modeling approaches in handling ordered-categorical indicators: unconstrained product indicator (UPI) and latent moderated…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Biancarosa, Gina; Kennedy, Patrick C.; Carlson, Sarah E.; Yoon, HyeonJin; Seipel, Ben; Liu, Bowen; Davison, Mark L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2019
Prior research suggests that subscores from a single achievement test seldom add value over a single total score. Such scores typically correspond to subcontent areas in the total content domain, but content subdomains might not provide a sound basis for subscores. Using scores on an inferential reading comprehension test from 625 third, fourth,…
Descriptors: Scores, Scoring, Achievement Tests, Grade 3
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Li, Wei; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
We use data from a large-scale experiment conducted in Indiana in 2009-2010 to examine the impact of two interim assessment programs (mCLASS and Acuity) across the mathematics and reading achievement distributions. Specifically, we focus on whether the use of interim assessments has a particularly strong effect on improving outcomes for low…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Regression (Statistics)
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Ye, Meng; Xin, Tao – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
The authors explored the effects of drifting common items on vertical scaling within the higher order framework of item parameter drift (IPD). The results showed that if IPD occurred between a pair of test levels, the scaling performance started to deviate from the ideal state, as indicated by bias of scaling. When there were two items drifting…
Descriptors: Scaling, Test Items, Equated Scores, Achievement Gains
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Skinner, Ellen; Pitzer, Jennifer; Steele, Joel – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
A study was designed to examine a multidimensional measure of children's coping in the academic domain as part of a larger model of motivational resilience. Using items tapping multiple ways of dealing with academic problems, including five adaptive ways (strategizing, help-seeking, comfort-seeking, self-encouragement, and commitment) and six…
Descriptors: Coping, Resilience (Psychology), Student Motivation, Student Adjustment
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Finch, W. Holmes; Hernández Finch, Maria E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
The assessment of test data for the presence of differential item functioning (DIF) is a key component of instrument development and validation. Among the many methods that have been used successfully in such analyses is the mixture modeling approach. Using this approach to identify the presence of DIF has been touted as potentially superior for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Test Bias, Item Response Theory
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Lakin, Joni M.; Lai, Emily R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012
For educators seeking to differentiate instruction, cognitive ability tests sampling multiple content domains, including verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning, provide superior information about student strengths and weaknesses compared with unidimensional reasoning measures. However, these ability tests have not been fully evaluated with…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Nonverbal Ability, Cognitive Ability, Verbal Ability
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Skaggs, Gary; Hein, Serge F. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2011
Judgmental standard setting methods have been criticized for the cognitive complexity of the judgment task that panelists are asked to complete. This study compared two methods designed to reduce this complexity: the yes/no method and the single-passage bookmark method. Two mock standard setting panel meetings were convened, one for each method,…
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Methods, Cutting Scores, Experienced Teachers
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Engelhard, George, Jr. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2011
The purpose of this study is to describe a new approach for evaluating the judgments of standard-setting panelists within the context of the bookmark procedure. The bookmark procedure is widely used for setting performance standards on high-stakes assessments. A many-faceted Rasch (MFR) model is proposed for evaluating the bookmark judgments of…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Grade 3, Evaluation Methods
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Skinner, Ellen A.; Kindermann, Thomas A.; Furrer, Carrie J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
This article presents a motivational conceptualization of engagement and disaffection: First, it emphasizes children's constructive, focused, enthusiastic participation in the activities of classroom learning; second, it distinguishes engagement from disaffection, as well as behavioral features from emotional features. Psychometric properties of…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Student Participation
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Wang, Shudong; Jiao, Hong – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
In practice, vertical scales have been continually used to measure students' achievement progress across several grade levels and have been considered very challenging psychometric procedures. Recently, such practices have been drawing many criticisms. The major criticisms focus on dimensionality and construct equivalence of the latent trait or…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary Secondary Education, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Carle, Adam C.; Millsap, Roger E.; Cole, David A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2008
Confirmatory factor analysis for ordered-categorical measures (CFA-OCM) and rating scale item response theory (IRT) analyses explore measurement bias across gender on the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) in a community sample of 779 children in the third and sixth grades. Given the set of statistical criteria, IRT and CFA-OCM generally…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Scoring, Factor Analysis, Gender Differences
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Kim, Kyung Hee; Cramond, Bonnie; Bandalos, Deborah L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
There is disagreement among researchers as to whether creativity is a unidimensional or multidimensional trait. Much of the debate centers around the most widely used measure of creativity, the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT). This study used data from 1,000 kindergartners (ages 5-7), 1,000 third graders (ages 7-11) and 1,000 sixth…
Descriptors: Scores, Creative Thinking, Creativity Tests, Kindergarten
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Pomplun, Mark – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
The present study investigated the differential predictive validity of the Initial Skills Analysis. In the fall, these reading screening tests were administered to students in Grades K to 3. In the spring, a series of reading outcomes tests were administered to these same students, and teachers provided judgments of the students' reading skills.…
Descriptors: Skill Analysis, Prediction, Minority Groups, Reading Skills
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