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Yu, Guoxing; Zhang, Jing – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2017
In this special issue on high-stakes English language testing in China, the two articles on computer-based testing (Jin & Yan; He & Min) highlight a number of consistent, ongoing challenges and concerns in the development and implementation of the nationwide IB-CET (Internet Based College English Test) and institutional computer-adaptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Language Tests
New Meridian Corporation, 2020
The purpose of this report is to describe the technical qualities of the 2018-2019 operational administration of the English language arts/literacy (ELA/L) and mathematics summative assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school. The ELA/L assessments focus on reading and comprehending a range of sufficiently complex texts independently and…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Summative Evaluation
New Meridian Corporation, 2020
The purpose of this report is to describe the technical qualities of the 2018-2019 operational administration of the English language arts/literacy (ELA/L) and mathematics assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school. New Meridian, in coordination with multiple states and vendors, developed an alternate form of the summative assessment to…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Summative Evaluation
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2018
The purpose of this technical report is to describe the third operational administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in the 2016-2017 academic year. PARCC is a state-led consortium creating next-generation assessments that, compared to traditional K-12 assessments, more accurately…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Language Arts
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Geerlings, Hanneke; van der Linden, Wim J.; Glas, Cees A. W. – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2013
Optimal test-design methods are applied to rule-based item generation. Three different cases of automated test design are presented: (a) test assembly from a pool of pregenerated, calibrated items; (b) test generation on the fly from a pool of calibrated item families; and (c) test generation on the fly directly from calibrated features defining…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Items, Item Banks, Automation
Bridge, Frank; Walton, Robert – 1987
This workbook presents outlines of topics to be covered during a two-day workshop on the fundamentals for library automation. Topics for the first day include: (1) Introduction; (2) Computer Technology--A Historical Overview; (3) Evolution of Library Automation; (4) Computer Hardware Technology--An Introduction; (5) Computer Software…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Computer Software, Contracts, Costs
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Diao, Qi; van der Linden, Wim J. – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2013
Automated test assembly uses the methodology of mixed integer programming to select an optimal set of items from an item bank. Automated test-form generation uses the same methodology to optimally order the items and format the test form. From an optimization point of view, production of fully formatted test forms directly from the item pool using…
Descriptors: Automation, Test Construction, Test Format, Item Banks
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Martínez-Huertas, José Á.; Jastrzebska, Olga; Olmos, Ricardo; León, José A. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Automated summary evaluation is proposed as an alternative to rubrics and multiple-choice tests in knowledge assessment. Inbuilt rubric is a recent Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) method that implements rubrics in an artificially-generated semantic space. It was compared with classical LSA's cosine-based methods assessing knowledge in a…
Descriptors: Automation, Scoring Rubrics, Alternative Assessment, Test Reliability
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2017
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a state-led consortium designed to create next-generation assessments that, compared to traditional K-12 assessments, more accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness. The PARCC assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Language Arts
Zheng, Yi; Nozawa, Yuki; Gao, Xiaohong; Chang, Hua-Hua – ACT, Inc., 2012
Multistage adaptive tests (MSTs) have gained increasing popularity in recent years. MST is a balanced compromise between linear test forms (i.e., paper-and-pencil testing and computer-based testing) and traditional item-level computer-adaptive testing (CAT). It combines the advantages of both. On one hand, MST is adaptive (and therefore more…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Heuristics, Accuracy, Item Banks
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Cole, Brian S.; Lima-Walton, Elia; Brunnert, Kim; Vesey, Winona Burt; Raha, Kaushik – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2020
Automatic item generation can rapidly generate large volumes of exam items, but this creates challenges for assembly of exams which aim to include syntactically diverse items. First, we demonstrate a diminishing marginal syntactic return for automatic item generation using a saturation detection approach. This analysis can help users of automatic…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Test Construction, Test Items
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Parra G., Lorena; Calero S., Ximena – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The improvement of the writing skill with the help of modern computer programmes has gained considerable attention in the English as a Foreign Language writing learning process and the better understanding about the contributions of these technological programmes are needed in the field of education. This paper sought to shed light on the effects…
Descriptors: Automation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Computer Uses in Education
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Moncaleano, Sebastian; Russell, Michael – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2018
2017 marked a century since the development and administration of the first large-scale group administered standardized test. Since that time, both the importance of testing and the technology of testing have advanced significantly. This paper traces the technological advances that have led to the large-scale administration of educational tests in…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Standardized Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Automation
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Song, Yi; Deane, Paul; Beigman Klebanov, Beata – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
This project focuses on laying the foundations for automated analysis of argumentation schemes, supporting identification and classification of the arguments being made in a text, for the purpose of scoring the quality of written analyses of arguments. We developed annotation protocols for 20 argument prompts from a college-level test under the…
Descriptors: Scoring, Automation, Persuasive Discourse, Documentation
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Veldkamp, Bernard P.; Matteucci, Mariagiulia; de Jong, Martijn G. – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2013
Item response theory parameters have to be estimated, and because of the estimation process, they do have uncertainty in them. In most large-scale testing programs, the parameters are stored in item banks, and automated test assembly algorithms are applied to assemble operational test forms. These algorithms treat item parameters as fixed values,…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Items, Item Banks, Automation
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