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Aciksoz, Arif; Ozkan, Yakup; Dokme, Ilbilge – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
This study aimed to obtain a measurement tool in Turkish culture to determine the motivation of university students (pre-service teachers) toward STEM based on the expectancy-value theory. For this purpose, the validity and reliability studies of the Turkish version of the STEM Value-Expectancy Assessment Scale developed by Appianing and Van Eck…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Expectation, Value Judgment, Student Motivation
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Orcan, Fatih – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
Checking the normality assumption is necessary to decide whether a parametric or non-parametric test needs to be used. Different ways are suggested in literature to use for checking normality. Skewness and kurtosis values are one of them. However, there is no consensus which values indicated a normal distribution. Therefore, the effects of…
Descriptors: Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Distributions
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Sari, Hasibe Yahsi; Gelbal, Selahattin; Sari, Halil Ibrahim – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
In this study, the effect of resilience, perceived social support, life satisfaction and self-regulation variables on the academic self-efficacy of Syrian refugee undergraduate students were examined with a path analysis model. The sample consisted of Syrian undergraduate students living in Turkey. The sample of the research was randomly selected…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Refugees, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Gungor, Metehan; Atalay Kabasakal, Kubra – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
Measurement invariance analyses are carried out in order to find evidence for the structural validity of the measurement tools used in the field of educational sciences and psychology. The purpose of this research is to examine the measurement invariance of Science Motivation and Self-Efficacy Model constructed by Instrumental Motivation to Learn…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Sarikas, Gamze; Demir, Safiye Bilican – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to examine the written response instruments used in postgraduate theses completed in the field of special education in Turkey between 2015 and 2018 and explore the psychometric profiles of these instruments. In the study, a total of 137 master's theses and 37 dissertations were reviewed using the Data Collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Dissertations
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Direkci, Bekir; Canbulat, Mehmet; Tezci, Ibrahim Hakki; Akbulut, Serdar – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
This study aimed at developing a valid and reliable scale to determine middle school students' sense of school belonging. In this respect, the relevant literature on the concept of belonging was reviewed, interviews were conducted with field experts and middle school students to determine items to be included in the scale. An item pool was created…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student School Relationship, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Hou, Likun; Terzi, Ragip; de la Torre, Jimmy – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
This study aims to conduct differential item functioning analyses in the context of cognitive diagnosis assessments using various formulations of the Wald test. In implementing the Wald test, two scenarios are considered: one where the underlying reduced model can be assumed; and another where a saturated CDM is used. Illustration of the different…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Diagnostic Tests, Item Response Theory, Models
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Sahin, Melek Gulsah – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
Computer Adaptive Multistage Testing (ca-MST), which take the advantage of computer technology and adaptive test form, are widely used, and are now a popular issue of assessment and evaluation. This study aims at analyzing the effect of different panel designs, module lengths, and different sequence of a parameter value across stages and change in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Test Items, Item Response Theory
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Arslan, Recep S. – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
The aim of the present study is to develop a valid and reliable scale evaluating the effectiveness of language preparatory programs in the acquisition of language skills. In the development of Foreign Language Skills Scale (FLSS) in this study, research sample consisted of 326 preparatory school students for the exploratory factor analysis (EFA)…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Student Evaluation, Language Skills, Second Language Learning
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Asempapa, Reuben S. – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
This study addresses a gap in the literature on mathematical modeling education by developing the mathematical modeling knowledge scale (MMKS). The MMKS is a quantitative tool created to assess teachers' knowledge of the nature of mathematical modeling. Quantitative instruments to measure modeling knowledge is scare in the literature partially due…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Knowledge Level, Teacher Characteristics, Test Construction
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Turkel, Ali – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to develop a scale to determine Primary Education and Turkish Language teachers' perceptions regarding the frequency of spelling mistakes which their students make. Therefore, this experimental form made to serve this goal was presented to field specialists in terms of consultation; and each item in the form was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Spelling, Foreign Countries
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Kara, Hakan; Cetin, Sevda – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
In this study, the efficiency of various random sampling methods to reduce the number of items rated by judges in an Angoff standard-setting study was examined and the methods were compared with each other. Firstly, the full-length test was formed by combining Placement Test 2012 and 2013 mathematics subsets. After then, simple random sampling…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Standard Setting (Scoring), Sampling, Error of Measurement
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Celik, Kazim; Yurdakul, Ahmet – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to determine the students-level and school-level factors that are related to reading ability achievement of students who participated PISA 2015 (Programme for International Student Assessment) from Turkey. The effects of the student and school level factors on reading achievement of students were tested by 2 level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Cermik, Hulya; Kara, Izzet – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to develop an up-to-date scale with high validity and reliability that could reveal the attitudes of high school students towards the physics course. In the process of developing the scale in question, three independent samples were formed, and the data obtained from a total of 1118 high school students were analyzed.…
Descriptors: Physics, High School Students, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Cobern, William W.; Adams, Betty A. J. – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020
Researchers need to know what is an appropriate sample size for interview work, but how does one decide upon an acceptable number of people to interview? This question is not relevant to case study work where one would typically interview every member of a case, or in situations where it is both desirable and feasible to interview all target…
Descriptors: Interviews, Sample Size, Generalization, Qualitative Research
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