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Acar Guvendir, Meltem; Ozer Ozkan, Yesim – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The aim of this study is to examine how the practice of different item removal strategies during exploratory factor analysis (EFA) phase of scale development change the number of factors, factor loadings, explained variance ratio, and reliability values (a and ?) explained. In the study, data obtained from 379 university students were used for the…
Descriptors: Test Items, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Test Construction
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Ince Araci, F. Gul; Tan, Seref – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) is a beneficial test technique that decreases the number of items that need to be administered by taking items in accordance with individuals' own ability levels. After the CAT applications were constructed based on the unidimensional Item Response Theory (IRT), Multidimensional CAT (MCAT) applications have…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Simulation, Item Response Theory
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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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Fisne, Fatima Nur; Sata, Mehmet; Karakaya, Ismail – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
Performance standards have important consequences for all the stakeholders in the assessment of L2 academic writing. These standards not only describe the level of writing performance but also provide a basis for making evaluative decisions on the academic writing. Such a high-stakes role of the performance standards requires the enhancement of…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Writing Evaluation, Academic Language, English (Second Language)
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Avsar, Volkan; Sevim, Seher A. – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
Specific memories of early negative life experiences (ENLE) and images play an important role in the cause and persistence of social anxiety. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effectiveness of individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy (iCBT), which includes updating a specific memory of ENLE and related images using the empty chair technique,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Behavior Modification, Experience, Anxiety
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Gezer, Melehat – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
This study aimed to scrutinize the scales used in citizenship education in Turkey through thematic content analysis. In the study, all of the scales developed/adapted within the scope of citizenship education without a year limitation were reviewed and 56 scales found in these studies were evaluated. The document analysis was used as the method of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Construct Validity
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Ozer Ozkan, Yesim; Guvendir, Meltem Acar; Guvendir, Emre – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The purpose of this research is to adapt the Teacher Perceptions of Grading Practices Scale into Turkish and to examine the measurement invariance. This scale, which examines teachers' perceptions of grading methods, has six components: importance, usefulness, student effort, student ability, teachers' grading patterns, and perceived self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Grading, Attitude Measures
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Ozyeter, Neslihan Tugce – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
In education, examining students' learning in detail, determining their strengths and weaknesses and giving effective feedback have gained importance over time. The aim of this study is to determine the distribution of students' answers to the reading comprehension achievement test items which were written at different cognitive levels and to…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Scoring Rubrics, Reading Comprehension
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Haladyna, Thomas – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The use of multiple-choice items for classroom testing is firmly established for many good reasons. The content any unit or course of study can be well sampled. Test scores can be reliable (trusted). And time spent administering and scoring can be minimized. This article provides a current review of best practices in the design and use of a…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Testing, Student Evaluation, Recall (Psychology)
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Bulut, Okan; Yildirim-Erbasli, Seyma Nur – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
Reading comprehension is one of the essential skills for students as they make a transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Over the last decade, the increased use of digital learning materials for promoting literacy skills (e.g., oral fluency and reading comprehension) in K-12 classrooms has been a boon for teachers. However, instant…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Automation
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Kula-Kartal, Seval – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The change of the learning and teaching definitions in psychology has also changed the nature of classroom assessment implementations. One of these important changes is that the targeted skills in the classroom assessment, and item structures utilized to measure these skills have changed. Teachers have started to use items and tasks that can…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Educational Psychology
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Uyar, Seyma; Yayla, Onur; Zunber, Hidayet – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The purpose of the current study is to examine the map reading skills of Social Studies pre-service teachers with orienteering, which is an activity-based and more active practice. To this end, a total of 10 students attending the Department of Social Studies Teaching in the Education Faculty of Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University and taking the…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Navigation, Item Response Theory, Social Studies
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Yilmaz, Erdi Okan; Simsek, Nurettin – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The overall aim of the study was to examine the effects of the discussion-oriented flipped learning environments on the achievements, satisfaction levels, and high-ordered thinking skills of students. This semi-experimentally planned research was prepared in accordance with the 3x2 factorial design and conducted with a group of 190 second-year…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Thinking Skills, Student Satisfaction
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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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