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Lai, Emily; DiCerbo, Kristen; Foltz, Peter – Pearson, 2017
Collaboration is increasingly identified as an important educational outcome, and most models of twenty-first-century skills include collaboration as a key skill (e.g., Griffin, McGaw, & Care, 2012; Pellegrino & Hilton, 2012; OECD PISA Collaborative Problem Solving Expert Working Group, 2013; Trilling & Fadel, 2009). Such widespread…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Skill Development, Creativity, Critical Thinking
Conforti, Peter; Sanchez, Jonell; McClarty, Katie Larsen – Pearson, 2014
In the past decade, developmental education has come under increased examination by stakeholders. Founded as an avenue for learners with academic deficits to meet educational goals, developmental education has helped many students. However, many more learners fail to succeed due to institutionalized difficulties, chief of which is a no-credit…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Literature Reviews, Educational History, Barriers
Levin, James; Nolan, James F. – Pearson, 2014
This text takes a decision-making model approach to classroom management. It provides teachers with a very practical system to influence students to choose to behave productively and to strive for academic success. This widely used text presents an array of decision-making options that guide teachers in developing positive, pro-social classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Principles, Decision Making, Professionalism
Dolan, Robert P.; Burling, Kelly; Harms, Michael; Strain-Seymour, Ellen; Way, Walter; Rose, David H. – Pearson, 2013
The increased capabilities offered by digital technologies offer new opportunities to evaluate students' deeper knowledge and skills and on constructs that are difficult to measure using traditional methods. Such assessments can also incorporate tools and interfaces that improve accessibility for diverse students, as well as inadvertently…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Education, Evaluation Methods
Way, Walter D.; Murphy, Daniel; Powers, Sonya; Keng, Leslie – Pearson, 2012
Significant momentum exists for next-generation assessments to increasingly utilize technology to develop and deliver performance-based assessments. Many traditional challenges with this assessment approach still apply, including psychometric concerns related to performance-based tasks (PBTs), which include low reliability, efficiency of…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Performance Based Assessment, Technology Uses in Education, Models
Kong, Jadie; Powers, Sonya; Starr, Laura; Williams, Natasha – Pearson, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of English language proficiency and academic reading assessment scores to predict the future academic success of English learner (EL) students. Data from two cohorts of middle-school ELs were used to evaluate three prediction models. One cohort of students was used to develop the prediction…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, Reading Tests
McClarty, Katie Larsen; Orr, Aline; Frey, Peter M.; Dolan, Robert P.; Vassileva, Victoria; McVay, Aaron – Pearson, 2012
The use of simulations and digital games in learning and assessment is expected to increase over the next several years. Although there is much theoretical support for the benefits of digital games in learning and education, there is mixed empirical support. This research report provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical evidence behind…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Games, Video Games, Educational Technology
Shin, Chingwei David; Chien, Yuehmei; Way, Walter Denny – Pearson, 2012
Content balancing is one of the most important components in the computerized adaptive testing (CAT) especially in the K to 12 large scale tests that complex constraint structure is required to cover a broad spectrum of content. The purpose of this study is to compare the weighted penalty model (WPM) and the weighted deviation method (WDM) under…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Test Content, Models
Powers, Sonya; Turhan, Ahmet; Binici, Salih – Pearson, 2012
The population sensitivity of vertical scaling results was evaluated for a state reading assessment spanning grades 3-10 and a state mathematics test spanning grades 3-8. Subpopulations considered included males and females. The 3-parameter logistic model was used to calibrate math and reading items and a common item design was used to construct…
Descriptors: Scaling, Equated Scores, Standardized Tests, Reading Tests
McClarty, Katie Larsen; Murphy, Daniel; Keng, Leslie; Turhan, Ahmet; Tong, Ye – Pearson, 2012
There is much focus at the state and national levels in graduating students that are prepared for college and careers. In order for students to be prepared at the end of their K-12 education, indicators are also needed along the way about whether students are on track. Using historical state data, nine different methods were used to align…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Alignment (Education), Academic Standards
Meyers, Jason L.; Murphy, Stephen; Goodman, Joshua; Turhan, Ahmet – Pearson, 2012
Operational testing programs employing item response theory (IRT) applications benefit from of the property of item parameter invariance whereby item parameter estimates obtained from one sample can be applied to other samples (when the underlying assumptions are satisfied). In theory, this feature allows for applications such as computer-adaptive…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Test Items, Test Format, Item Response Theory
Lai, Emily R. – Pearson, 2012
This paper will share the author's experiences working with a large and diverse school district to design curriculum-embedded, performance-based assessments (PBAs) that measure 21st century skills in K-5 students. These assessments are designed to integrate seamlessly with classroom instruction; measure skills such as critical thinking,…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Elementary School Students, Critical Thinking, Creativity
Lai, Emily R.; Viering, Michaela – Pearson, 2012
This paper synthesizes research evidence pertaining to several so-called 21st century skills: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, metacognition, and motivation. We provide a rationale for focusing on these five skills and explain their importance as educational outcomes. We then summarize peer-reviewed research published in education and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Creativity, Cooperation
Wei, Hua; Hembry, Tracey; Murphy, Daniel L.; McBride, Yuanyuan – Pearson, 2012
This study compared five value-added models and illustrated the impact of model choice on the estimates of teacher effectiveness. The five models covered a broad range of technical procedures, some very simplistic and others very sophisticated. The five value-added models were applied to a common data set to generate teacher-effectiveness measures…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis
McNeill, Katherine L.; Krajcik, Joseph S. – Pearson, 2011
By providing a variety of strategies, scenarios, examples of student writing, classroom video clips from across all science content areas, rubrics, and guidelines for designing assessment items, "Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science: The Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework for Talk and Writing" provides…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Science Teachers
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