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Tahereh Firoozi; Okan Bulut; Mark J. Gierl – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
The proliferation of large language models represents a paradigm shift in the landscape of automated essay scoring (AES) systems, fundamentally elevating their accuracy and efficacy. This study presents an extensive examination of large language models, with a particular emphasis on the transformative influence of transformer-based models, such as…
Descriptors: Turkish, Writing Evaluation, Essays, Accuracy
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Bruno D. Zumbo – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
In line with the journal volume's theme, this essay considers lessons from the past and visions for the future of test validity. In the first part of the essay, a description of historical trends in test validity since the early 1900s leads to the natural question of whether the discipline has progressed in its definition and description of test…
Descriptors: Test Theory, Test Validity, True Scores, Definitions
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Qiwei He – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
Collaborative problem solving (CPS) is inherently an interactive, conjoint, dual-strand process that considers how a student reasons about a problem as well as how s/he interacts with others to regulate social processes and exchange information (OECD, 2013). Measuring CPS skills presents a challenge for obtaining consistent, accurate, and reliable…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Test Items, International Assessment
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Ezgi Mor; Rabia Karatoprak Ersen – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
The argument-based approach is the current framework for validity and validation. One of the criticisms is that understanding and applying this approach to practice are complicated and require abstract thinking. Teachers or school administrators in teaching and learning need support in their validation practice. Due to the abstract structure of…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Test Validity, Psychometrics
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Popham, William James – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
After providing key definitions well as substantial supportive evidence for the instructional process under consideration, this analysis identifies a serious shortcoming in the way that many U.S. educators are currently encouraging teachers' adoption of the formative-assessment process--a teaching approach informed by students' en route test…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Educational Benefits, Barriers
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Suto, Irenka; Ireland, Jo – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
Errors in examination papers and other assessment instruments can compromise fairness. For example, a history question containing an incorrect historical date could be impossible for students to answer. Incorrect instructions at the start of an examination could lead students to answer the wrong number of questions. As there is little research on…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, Educational Testing, Test Construction, Work Environment