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Agley, Jon; Tidd, David; Jun, Mikyoung; Eldridge, Lori; Xiao, Yunyu; Sussman, Steve; Jayawardene, Wasantha; Agley, Daniel; Gassman, Ruth; Dickinson, Stephanie L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
Prospective longitudinal data collection is an important way for researchers and evaluators to assess change. In school-based settings, for low-risk and/or likely-beneficial interventions or surveys, data quality and ethical standards are both arguably stronger when using a waiver of parental consent--but doing so often requires the use of…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Data Collection, Intervention
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Isiordia, Marilu; Ferrer, Emilio – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
A first-order latent growth model assesses change in an unobserved construct from a single score and is commonly used across different domains of educational research. However, examining change using a set of multiple response scores (e.g., scale items) affords researchers several methodological benefits not possible when using a single score. A…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Statistical Analysis, Models, Longitudinal Studies
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Jia, Yuane; Konold, Timothy R.; Cornell, Dewey; Huang, Francis – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Self-report surveys are widely used to measure adolescent risk behavior and academic adjustment, with results having an impact on national policy, assessment of school quality, and evaluation of school interventions. However, data obtained from self-reports can be distorted when adolescents intentionally provide inaccurate or careless responses.…
Descriptors: Surveys, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Adolescents, High School Students
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Dimitrov, Dimiter M.; Raykov, Tenko; AL-Qataee, Abdullah Ali – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
This article is concerned with developing a measure of general academic ability (GAA) for high school graduates who apply to colleges, as well as with the identification of optimal weights of the GAA indicators in a linear combination that yields a composite score with maximal reliability and maximal predictive validity, employing the framework of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Ability, Aptitude Tests, High School Students
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Dowdy, Erin; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Felix, Erika D.; Morovati, Diane; Carnazzo, Katherine W.; Dever, Bridget V. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
The practice of screening students to identify behavioral and emotional risk is gaining momentum, with limited guidance regarding the frequency with which screenings should occur. Screening frequency decisions are influenced by the stability of the constructs assessed and changes in risk status over time. This study investigated the 4-year…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Risk, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Wang, Qiu; Diemer, Matthew A.; Maier, Kimberly S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
This study integrated Bayesian hierarchical modeling and receiver operating characteristic analysis (BROCA) to evaluate how interest strength (IS) and interest differentiation (ID) predicted low–socioeconomic status (SES) youth's interest-major congruence (IMC). Using large-scale Kuder Career Search online-assessment data, this study fit three…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Socioeconomic Status, Student Interests, Gender Differences
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Prati, Gabriele – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012
The study aimed to develop the Homophobic Bullying Scale and to investigate its psychometric properties. The items of the Homophobic Bullying Scale were created to measure high school students' bullying behaviors motivated by homophobia, including verbal bullying, relational bullying, physical bullying, property bullying, sexual harassment, and…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Measures (Individuals), Bullying
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Schroeders, Ulrich; Wilhelm, Oliver – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2011
Whether an ability test delivered on either paper or computer provides the same information is an important question in applied psychometrics. Besides the validity, it is also the fairness of a measure that is at stake if the test medium affects performance. This study provides a comprehensive review of existing equivalence research in the field…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Martin, Andrew J.; Malmberg, Lars-Erik; Liem, Gregory Arief D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
Statistical biases associated with single-level analyses underscore the importance of partitioning variance/covariance matrices into individual and group levels. From a multilevel perspective based on data from 21,579 students in 58 high schools, the present study assesses the multilevel factor structure of motivation and engagement with a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Measures (Individuals)
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Xu, Jianzhong – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
The purpose of this study is to test the validity of scores on the Homework Purpose Scale using 681 rural and 306 urban high school students. First, confirmatory factor analysis was conducted on the rural sample. The results reveal that the Homework Purpose Scale comprises three separate yet related factors, including Learning-Oriented Reasons,…
Descriptors: Homework, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa; Durik, Amanda M.; Conley, AnneMarie M.; Barron, Kenneth E.; Tauer, John M.; Karabenick, Stuart A.; Harackiewicz, Judith M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
Three studies were conducted to develop and validate scores on a new measure appropriate for assessing adolescents' situational interest (SI) across various academic settings. In Study 1 (n = 858), a self-report questionnaire was administered to undergraduates in introductory psychology. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) supported a three-factor…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interest Inventories, Student Interests, Context Effect
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Wilkins, Jesse L. M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
Quantitative literacy is a habit of mind that is characterized by the interrelationship among a person's everyday understanding of mathematics, his or her beliefs about mathematics, and his or her disposition toward mathematics. To assess quantitative literacy, it is important to devise measurement tools that provide valid and reliable information…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, High School Students
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Pomplun, Mark R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
This study investigated convergent validity evidence for student growth scores with high school course grades. The Measures of Academic Progress and Educational Planning and Assessment System growth scores for approximately 1,800 ninth-grade students over 2 years were related to language, arts, and mathematics course grades for developmental,…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement, Validity
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Aydin, Yesim Capa; Uzuntiryaki, Esen – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
The aim of this study was to develop a scale assessing high school students' self-efficacy beliefs in chemistry-related tasks and to assess psychometric properties of scores on this scale. A pilot study with a sample of 150 high school students provided initial evidence for two-factor structure of 16-item scale, named High School Chemistry…
Descriptors: High School Students, Private Schools, Self Efficacy, Factor Structure
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Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J.; Guzman, Elvira Martinez – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
This study investigates the effect of mode of administration of the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices test on distribution, accuracy, and meaning of raw scores. A random sample of high school students take counterbalanced paper-and-pencil and computer-based administrations of the test and answer a questionnaire surveying preferences for…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Raw Scores, Statistical Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing
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