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Hilal Ozcan; Aytac Kurtulus – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
Mathematics, by nature, has a spiral structure. The fact that the students fail to acquire an achievement in the mathematics course negatively affects other achievements. Therefore, students' mathematics failure continues exponentially. In this context, it is important to identify and eliminate students' weaknesses, if any, with the formative…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Secondary School Mathematics
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Lim Hooi Lian; Wun Thiam Yew – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
The majority of students from elementary to tertiary levels have misunderstandings and challenges acquiring various statistical concepts and skills. However, the existing statistics assessment frameworks challenge practice in a classroom setting. The purpose of this research is to develop and validate a statistical thinking assessment tool…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Grade 7, Middle School Mathematics, Statistics Education
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Ismail Sarikaya; Mesut Ozturk; Mustafa Ozgol – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
This study was conducted to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool that can identify middle school students' self-regulation skills. Firstly, the literature was utilized in the development of the measurement tool. The form was finalized with the support of the opinions of different experts and a trial application. Then, the form was…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Control, Self Management, Student Development
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Acar, Feride; Arslan, Recep Sahin – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of "Philosophy for Children (P4C)" approach on the critical thinking and English-speaking skills of twenty-three 7 th grade gifted students learning English as a foreign language at a Science and Art Center (SAC) in the city of Denizli, Türkiye. In the study a mixed methods research…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Speech Skills
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Deniz, Kaan Zulfikar; Ilican, Emel – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
This study aims to compare the G and Phi coefficients as estimated by D studies for a measurement tool with the G and Phi coefficients obtained from real cases in which items of differing difficulty levels were added and also to determine the conditions under which the D studies estimated reliability coefficients closer to reality. The study group…
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, Test Items, Difficulty Level, Test Reliability
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Acikgul, Kubra – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
The main aim of this study is to develop a useful, valid, and reliable two-tier proportional reasoning skill test for middle school 7th and 8th-grade students. The research was carried out using the sequential explanatory mixed method. The study group of this research comprised of 391 (n[subscript 7th-grade]=223, n[subscript 8th-grade]=168)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Logical Thinking, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Yavuz, Hatice Cigdem; Kutlu, Ömer – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2019
In this study, gain score, and categorical growth models were used to examine the role of student (gender and socioeconomic level) and school characteristics (school size and school resources) in the student growth on comprehension skills in language. The participants of this study were 2,416 sixth-grade students in 2011 who became seventh-grade…
Descriptors: Growth Models, Scores, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Atalmis, Erkan Hasan – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2018
Although multiple-choice items (MCIs) are widely used for classroom assessment, designing MCIs with sufficient number of plausible distracters is very challenging for teachers. In this regard, previous empirical studies reveal that using three-option MCIs provides various advantages when compared to four-option MCIs due to less preparation and…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Test Items, Difficulty Level, Test Reliability
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Ölmez, Ibrahim Burak; Cohen, Allan S. – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate a new methodology for detection of differences in middle grades students' math anxiety. A mixture partial credit model analysis was used to detect distinct latent classes based on homogeneities in response patterns. The analysis detected two latent classes. Students in Class 1 had less anxiety about…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Middle School Students, At Risk Students, Self Efficacy
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Kubat, Ulas – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to try to find out how the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders perceive science teachers through the pictures they have drawn. A qualitative research method was used in the research. A total of 246 students studying in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade, using the appropriate sampling method, constitute the study group…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7