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Affum-Osei, Emmanuel; Mensah, Henry Kofi; Forkuoh, Solomon Kwarteng; Asante, Eric Adom – International Journal of Testing, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the goal orientation (GO) scale across job search contexts to facilitate its use in large and varied search settings. A sample of 720 job losers and new entrants' job seekers in Ghana completed the survey. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor theoretical…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Job Search Methods, Psychometrics, Factor Analysis
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Roschmann, Sarina; Witmer, Sara E.; Volker, Martin A. – International Journal of Testing, 2021
Accommodations are commonly provided to address language-related barriers students may experience during testing. Research on the validity of scores from accommodated test administrations remains somewhat inconclusive. The current study investigated item response patterns to understand whether accommodations, as used in practice among English…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Scores, Item Response Theory
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Michaelides, Michalis P.; Ivanova, Militsa; Nicolaou, Christiana – International Journal of Testing, 2020
The study examined the relationship between examinees' test-taking effort and their accuracy rate on items from the PISA 2015 assessment. The 10% normative threshold method was applied on Science multiple-choice items in the Cyprus sample to detect rapid guessing behavior. Results showed that the extent of rapid guessing across simple and complex…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Multiple Choice Tests, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Walker, A. Adrienne; Wind, Stefanie A. – International Journal of Testing, 2020
Researchers apply individual person fit analyses as a procedure for checking model-data fit for individual test-takers. When a test-taker "misfits," it means that the inferences from their test score regarding what they know and can do may not be accurate. One problem in applying individual person fit procedures in practice is the…
Descriptors: Test Items, Scores, Achievement, Item Response Theory
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Guo, Xiuyan; Lei, Pui-Wa – International Journal of Testing, 2020
Little research has been done on the effects of peer raters' quality characteristics on peer rating qualities. This study aims to address this gap and investigate the effects of key variables related to peer raters' qualities, including content knowledge, previous rating experience, training on rating tasks, and rating motivation. In an experiment…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Error Patterns, Correlation, Knowledge Level
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Wise, Steven L.; Soland,, James; Bo, Yuanchao – International Journal of Testing, 2020
Disengaged test taking tends to be most prevalent with low-stakes tests. This has led to questions about the validity of aggregated scores from large-scale international assessments such as PISA and TIMSS, as previous research has found a meaningful correlation between the mean engagement and mean performance of countries. The current study, using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Sabatini, John; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Weeks, Jonathan; Wang, Zuowei – International Journal of Testing, 2020
The construct of reading comprehension has changed significantly in the twenty-first century; however, some test designs have not evolved sufficiently to capture these changes. Specifically, the nature of literacy sources and skills required has changed (wrought primarily by widespread use of digital technologies). Modern theories of comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Vignettes, Test Construction
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Cui, Ying; Guo, Qi; Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Chu, Man-Wai – International Journal of Testing, 2020
This study explores the use of the Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS), a neuro-fuzzy approach, to analyze the log data of technology-based assessments to extract relevant features of student problem-solving processes, and develop and refine a set of fuzzy logic rules that could be used to interpret student performance. The log data that…
Descriptors: Inferences, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing
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Ravand, Hamdollah; Baghaei, Purya – International Journal of Testing, 2020
More than three decades after their introduction, diagnostic classification models (DCM) do not seem to have been implemented in educational systems for the purposes they were devised. Most DCM research is either methodological for model development and refinement or retrofitting to existing nondiagnostic tests and, in the latter case, basically…
Descriptors: Classification, Models, Diagnostic Tests, Test Construction
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Moon, Jung Aa; Sinharay, Sandip; Keehner, Madeleine; Katz, Irvin R. – International Journal of Testing, 2020
The current study examined the relationship between test-taker cognition and psychometric item properties in multiple-selection multiple-choice and grid items. In a study with content-equivalent mathematics items in alternative item formats, adult participants' tendency to respond to an item was affected by the presence of a grid and variations of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Wiseness, Psychometrics
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Fu, Yanyan; Strachan, Tyler; Ip, Edward H.; Willse, John T.; Chen, Shyh-Huei; Ackerman, Terry – International Journal of Testing, 2020
This research examined correlation estimates between latent abilities when using the two-dimensional and three-dimensional compensatory and noncompensatory item response theory models. Simulation study results showed that the recovery of the latent correlation was best when the test contained 100% of simple structure items for all models and…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Test Items, Simulation
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Primi, Ricardo; De Fruyt, Filip; Santos, Daniel; Antonoplis, Stephen; John, Oliver P. – International Journal of Testing, 2020
What type of items, keyed positively or negatively, makes social-emotional skill or personality scales more valid? The present study examines the different criterion validities of true- and false-keyed items, before and after correction for acquiescence. The sample included 12,987 children and adolescents from 425 schools of the State of São Paulo…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Rating Scales, Test Validity
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Morris, Scott B.; Bass, Michael; Howard, Elizabeth; Neapolitan, Richard E. – International Journal of Testing, 2020
The standard error (SE) stopping rule, which terminates a computer adaptive test (CAT) when the "SE" is less than a threshold, is effective when there are informative questions for all trait levels. However, in domains such as patient-reported outcomes, the items in a bank might all target one end of the trait continuum (e.g., negative…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Item Banks, Item Response Theory
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Ramirez, Anely; Koljatic, Mladen; Silva, Monica – International Journal of Testing, 2020
The study addresses the association between coaching practices and university admission test performance in Chile. Estimates of coaching effects are reported for test-takers from the private and public school systems. Our results indicate that coaching is associated with variations in test scores. The estimated magnitude of coaching appears to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, Coaching (Performance)
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Finney, Sara J.; Perkins, Beth A.; Satkus, Paulius – International Journal of Testing, 2020
Using a sample of 497 college students, we measured test-taking emotions (anger, worry, pride, enjoyment) after the first third, second third, and last third of a low-stakes cognitive test of sociocultural knowledge. We examined the simultaneous change in emotions and whether change in emotions predicted subsequent test-taking effort and test…
Descriptors: College Students, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Cognitive Tests
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