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Yumsek, Meltem – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Various stakeholders, such as policymakers and educators, require diagnostic feedback and actionable test results. One particular context in which fine-grained test results are of utmost importance is English language proficiency (ELP) assessments as they are used for critical decisions for students. Diagnostic classification models (DCMs) afford…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Wolf, Mikyung Kim – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
In the US K-12 public school settings, each state's annual English language proficiency (ELP) assessment, as part of an educational accountability system, has tremendous impact on English learner (EL) students' academic paths and success. It is thus critical to establish a robust validation framework and empirical evidence to ensure that states'…
Descriptors: Correlation, Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Buvaneswari, B.; Padakannaya, Prakash – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: The development of emergent literacy skills depends upon the literacy environments and experiences of children at home. Children's home literacy environment is closely related to the development of various aspects of emergent literacy like letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and vocabulary. Dimensions of home literacy…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Questionnaires, Family Literacy, Kindergarten