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Zieger, Laura; Sims, Sam; Jerrim, John – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
There is much interest in comparing latent traits, such as teacher job satisfaction, in large international surveys. However, different countries respond to questionnaires in different languages and interpret the questions through different cultural lenses, raising doubts about the psychometric equivalence of the measurements. Making valid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction
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Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Linardakis, Michalis – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Self-reported measures are an easy, time-efficient, and low-cost way to collect research data compared to other assessment methods. They are, however, characterized by several limitations regarding the quality and the clarity of the data they produce, especially when they are implemented in education. The main purpose of the current study was to…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Early Childhood Teachers, Social Desirability, Response Style (Tests)
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Aray, Henry; Pedauga, Luis – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
This article presents a novel experimental methodology in which groups of students were offered the option to choose between two equivalent scoring rules to assess a multiple-choice test. The effect of choosing the scoring rule on marks is tested. Two major contributions arise from this research. First, it contributes to the literature on the…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Scoring, Student Attitudes, Decision Making
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Schweig, Jonathan D.; Yuan, Kun – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
School climate surveys are central to school improvement and principal evaluation policies. The quality of school climate has been linked both to student achievement and to teacher retention. Oftentimes, policymakers and practitioners are concerned with monitoring change in school climate quality in each academic year. Such applications assume…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Surveys, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Longitudinal Studies
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Jonson, Jessica L.; Trantham, Pamela; Usher-Tate, Betty Jean – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
One of the substantive changes in the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was the elevation of fairness in testing as a foundational element of practice in addition to validity and reliability. Previous research indicates that testing practices often do not align with professional standards and guidelines. Therefore, to raise…
Descriptors: Culture Fair Tests, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Intelligence Tests
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Soland, James – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
As computer-based tests become more common, there is a growing wealth of metadata related to examinees' response processes, which include solution strategies, concentration, and operating speed. One common type of metadata is item response time. While response times have been used extensively to improve estimates of achievement, little work…
Descriptors: Test Items, Item Response Theory, Metadata, Self Efficacy
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Kroehne, Ulf; Buerger, Sarah; Hahnel, Carolin; Goldhammer, Frank – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
For many years, reading comprehension in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was measured via paper-based assessment (PBA). In the 2015 cycle, computer-based assessment (CBA) was introduced, raising the question of whether central equivalence criteria required for a valid interpretation of the results are fulfilled. As an…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Computer Assisted Testing, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Niessen, A. Susan M.; Meijer, Rob R.; Tendeiro, Jorge N. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
A longstanding concern about admissions to higher education is the underprediction of female academic performance by admission test scores. One explanation for these findings is selection system bias, that is, not all relevant KSAOs that are related to academic performance and gender are included in the prediction model. One solution to this…
Descriptors: College Admission, High Stakes Tests, Gender Differences, Sampling
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van der Lans, Rikkert M.; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; van Veen, Klaas – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Using item response theory, this study explores whether student survey and classroom observation items can be calibrated onto a common metric of teaching quality. The data comprises 269 lessons of 141 teachers that were scored on the International Comparative Analysis of Learning and Teaching (ICALT) observation instrument and the My Teacher…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Student Surveys, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sinharay, Sandip – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Test score users often demand the reporting of subscores due to their potential diagnostic, remedial, and instructional benefits. Therefore, there is substantial pressure on testing programs to report subscores. However, professional standards require that subscores have to satisfy minimum quality standards before they can be reported. In this…
Descriptors: Testing, Scores, Item Response Theory, Evaluation Methods
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Yoo, Hanwook; Hambleton, Ronald K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Item analysis is an integral part of operational test development and is typically conducted within two popular statistical frameworks: classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT). In this digital ITEMS module, Hanwook Yoo and Ronald K. Hambleton provide an accessible overview of operational item analysis approaches within these…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Item Response Theory, Guidelines, Test Construction
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Harris, Christopher J.; Krajcik, Joseph S.; Pellegrino, James W.; DeBarger, Angela Haydel – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Contemporary views on learning highlight that deep learning occurs not simply by accumulating knowledge, but by using and applying knowledge as one engages in disciplinary activity. Increasingly, those concerned with education policy and practice are shifting priorities toward supporting deeper learning by emphasizing the importance of students'…
Descriptors: Measurement, Learning Processes, Standards, Science Education
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Steedle, Jeffrey T.; Hong, Maxwell; Cheng, Ying – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Self-report inventories are commonly administered to measure social-emotional learning competencies related to college and career readiness. Inattentive responding can negatively impact the validity of interpreting individual results and the accuracy of construct validity evidence. This study applied nine methods of detecting insufficient effort…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Social Development, Emotional Development, College Readiness
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George, Ann Cathrice; Bley, Sandra; Pellegrino, James – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
We describe an approach to characterizing and diagnosing complex professional competencies (CPCs) for the field of Intrapreneurship, i.e. activities of an entrepreneurial nature engaged by employees within their existing organizations. Our approach draws upon prior conceptual, empirical, and analytical efforts by researchers in Germany. Results…
Descriptors: Competence, Entrepreneurship, Employees, Apprenticeships
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Bradshaw, Laine; Levy, Roy – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Although much research has been conducted on the psychometric properties of cognitive diagnostic models, they are only recently being used in operational settings to provide results to examinees and other stakeholders. Using this newer class of models in practice comes with a fresh challenge for diagnostic assessment developers: effectively…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Probability, Classification, Diagnostic Tests
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