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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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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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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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Ames, Allison; Myers, Aaron – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Drawing valid inferences from modern measurement models is contingent upon a good fit of the data to the model. Violations of model-data fit have numerous consequences, limiting the usefulness and applicability of the model. As Bayesian estimation is becoming more common, understanding the Bayesian approaches for evaluating model-data fit models…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Psychometrics, Models, Predictive Measurement
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Madison, Matthew J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Recent advances have enabled diagnostic classification models (DCMs) to accommodate longitudinal data. These longitudinal DCMs were developed to study how examinees change, or transition, between different attribute mastery statuses over time. This study examines using longitudinal DCMs as an approach to assessing growth and serves three purposes:…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Item Response Theory, Psychometrics, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Moon, Jung Aa; Keehner, Madeleine; Katz, Irvin R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The current study investigated how item formats and their inherent affordances influence test-takers' cognition under uncertainty. Adult participants solved content-equivalent math items in multiple-selection multiple-choice and four alternative grid formats. The results indicated that participants' affirmative response tendency (i.e., judge the…
Descriptors: Affordances, Test Items, Test Format, Test Wiseness
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Jerrim, John; Parker, Philip; Choi, Alvaro; Chmielewski, Anna Katyn; Sälzer, Christine; Shure, Nikki – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important international study of 15-olds' knowledge and skills. New results are released every 3 years, and have a substantial impact upon education policy. Yet, despite its influence, the methodology underpinning PISA has received significant criticism. Much of this criticism has…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Evelyn S.; Crawford, Angela; Moylan, Laura A.; Zheng, Yuzhu – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
The evidence-centered design framework was used to create a special education teacher observation system, Recognizing Effective Special Education Teachers. Extensive reviews of research informed the domain analysis and modeling stages, and led to the conceptual framework in which effective special education teaching is operationalized as the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education Teachers, Observation, Disabilities
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Embretson, Susan E. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
Examinees' thinking processes have become an increasingly important concern in testing. The responses processes aspect is a major component of validity, and contemporary tests increasingly involve specifications about the cognitive complexity of examinees' response processes. Yet, empirical research findings on examinees' cognitive processes are…
Descriptors: Testing, Cognitive Processes, Test Construction, Test Items
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Feinberg, Richard A.; Rubright, Jonathan D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
Simulation studies are fundamental to psychometric discourse and play a crucial role in operational and academic research. Yet, resources for psychometricians interested in conducting simulations are scarce. This Instructional Topics in Educational Measurement Series (ITEMS) module is meant to address this deficiency by providing a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Simulation, Psychometrics, Vocabulary, Research Design
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Gierl, Mark J.; Lai, Hollis – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
Testing organization needs large numbers of high-quality items due to the proliferation of alternative test administration methods and modern test designs. But the current demand for items far exceeds the supply. Test items, as they are currently written, evoke a process that is both time-consuming and expensive because each item is written,…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Models
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Gotch, Chad M.; French, Brian F. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2014
This work systematically reviews teacher assessment literacy measures within the context of contemporary teacher evaluation policy. In this study, the researchers collected objective tests of assessment knowledge, teacher self-reports, and rubrics to evaluate teachers' work in assessment literacy studies from 1991 to 2012. Then they evaluated…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Objective Tests, Measurement Techniques, Scoring Rubrics
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Templin, Jonathan; Hoffman, Lesa – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2013
Diagnostic classification models (aka cognitive or skills diagnosis models) have shown great promise for evaluating mastery on a multidimensional profile of skills as assessed through examinee responses, but continued development and application of these models has been hindered by a lack of readily available software. In this article we…
Descriptors: Classification, Models, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Sireci, Stephen G.; Forte, Ellen – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
Current educational policies rely on educational assessments. However, the technical aspects of assessments are often unknown to policy makers, which is dangerous because sound assessment policy requires knowledge of the strengths and limitations of educational tests. In this article, we discuss the importance of informing policy makers of…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Psychometrics, Educational Policy, Educational Testing
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Zenisky, April L.; Hambleton, Ronald K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
Test scores matter these days. Test-takers want to understand how they performed, and test score reports, particularly those for individual examinees, are the vehicles by which most people get the bulk of this information. Historically, score reports have not always met the examinees' information or usability needs, but this is clearly changing…
Descriptors: Scores, Psychometrics, Test Results, Usability
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