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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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Ozge Ersan; Burcu Parlak – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
In this study, the effect of using on-screen calculators on eighth grade students' performance on two TIMSS 2019 Problem Solving and Inquiry Tasks items considered as examples of technology-enhanced items administered on computers was examined. For this purpose, three logistic regression models were run where the dependent variables were giving a…
Descriptors: Calculators, Educational Technology, Grade 8, Technology Uses in Education
Burçin Coskun; Kübra Karakaya Özyer – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
This study examines the factors affecting the mathematics achievement of 8th-grade students in Türkiye using data from the TIMSS in 2011, 2015, and 2019. The data were analysed with multilevel (two-level) modelling. The first level was the student, and the second level was the school. At the student level, such affective characteristics as…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Hikmet Sevgin – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
This study aims to conduct a comparative study of Bagging and Boosting algorithms among ensemble methods and to compare the classification performance of TreeNet and Random Forest methods using these algorithms on the data extracted from ABIDE application in education. The main factor in choosing them for analyses is that they are Ensemble methods…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Mathematics Education, Classification, Mathematics Achievement
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Yahsi Sari, Hasibe; Anil, Duygu – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
In this study, it was aimed to scale the importance level of the criteria that can be taken into consideration in determining the exam anxiety of 8th grade students by means of pairwise comparison. Descriptive survey model was used in the research. The study group of the research consists of 100 8th grade students studying at a randomly selected…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Grade 8, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Albayrakoglu, Ozlem; Yildirim, Selda – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
While numerous studies have reported the effect of school socioeconomic status (SES) on achievement, the factors that can cause this relationship are not well established. This study is, therefore, an attempt to understand school SES and students' mathematics achievement relationship by assuming that this relationship occurs through a correlation…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation
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Ilgun Dibek, Munevver; Toker, Zerrin – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
This study seeks to ascertain the degree to which context-based items are offered in Turkish mathematics textbooks as well as the quality of the items in terms of item writing guidelines, whether or not they are given as traditional or context-based. A qualitative research approach is used in this study. The eighth-grade mathematics textbook used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Mathematics Tests
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Koroglu, Mustafa; Balci, Ahmet – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The aim of this study is to determine the practices of middle school 8th grade Turkish teachers towards comprehension (reading) teaching in the process of learning-teaching Turkish lessons and how long they allocate for these practices. The model of the research is the case study model, which is one of the qualitative research methods. The…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Turkish, Middle School Teachers, Language Teachers
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Kuddar, Cagla; Cetin, Sevda – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The purpose of the study is to analyze the affective traits that affect mathematics achievement through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) as a traditional regression model and Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS), as one of the data mining methods. Structural Equation Modeling, one of the regression-based methods, is quite popular for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Structural Equation Models, Regression (Statistics), Achievement Tests
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Saaatcioglu, Fatima Munevver – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The aim of this study is to investigate the presence of DIF over the gender variable with the latent class modeling approach. The data were collected from 953 students who participated in the PISA 2018 8th-grade financial literacy assessment in the USA. Latent Class Analysis (LCA) approach was used to identify the latent classes, and the data fit…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Erturk, Zafer; Oyar, Esra – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
Studies aiming to make cross-cultural comparisons first should establish measurement invariance in the groups to be compared because results obtained from such comparisons may be artificial in the event that measurement invariance cannot be established. The purpose of this study is to investigate the measurement invariance of the data obtained…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Mathematics
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Uyar, Seyma – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
In the current study, the appropriateness of the Mathematics Attitude Questionnaire administered to middle school 8th grade students in the TIMSS 2015 application to the exploratory structural equation and confirmatory factor analysis models was examined. The study was conducted on 6079 students making up the sample of Turkey. In the TIMSS 2015…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Toker, Turker; Green, Kathy – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
This study provides a comparison of the results of latent class analysis (LCA) and mixture Rasch model (MRM) analysis using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study -- 2011 (TIMSS-2011) with a focus on the 8th-grade mathematics section. The research study focuses on the comparison of LCA and MRM to determine if results…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Item Response Theory, Achievement Tests
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Oyar, Esra; Atar, Hakan Yavuz – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to examine whether or not the positive and negative items in the Mathematical Self-Confidence Scale employed in TIMSS 2015 lead to wording effect. While examining whether the expression effect is present or not, analyzes were conducted both on the general sample and on a separate sample for female and male students. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Self Concept Measures, Mathematics
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Soysal, Sumeyra; Yilmaz Kogar, Esin – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
In this study, whether item position effects lead to DIF in the condition where different test booklets are used was investigated. To do this the methods of Lord's chi-square and Raju's unsigned area with the 3PL model under with and without item purification were used. When the performance of the methods was compared, it was revealed that…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Bias, Test Items, Comparative Analysis
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