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Mashburn, Andrew J.; Meyer, J. Patrick; Allen, Joseph P.; Pianta, Robert C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
Observational methods are increasingly being used in classrooms to evaluate the quality of teaching. Operational procedures for observing teachers are somewhat arbitrary in existing measures and vary across different instruments. To study the effect of different observation procedures on score reliability and validity, we conducted an experimental…
Descriptors: Observation, Teacher Evaluation, Reliability, Validity
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Dowdy, Erin; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Felix, Erika D.; Morovati, Diane; Carnazzo, Katherine W.; Dever, Bridget V. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
The practice of screening students to identify behavioral and emotional risk is gaining momentum, with limited guidance regarding the frequency with which screenings should occur. Screening frequency decisions are influenced by the stability of the constructs assessed and changes in risk status over time. This study investigated the 4-year…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Risk, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Wyse, Adam E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2011
Standard setting is a method used to set cut scores on large-scale assessments. One of the most popular standard setting methods is the Bookmark method. In the Bookmark method, panelists are asked to envision a response probability (RP) criterion and move through a booklet of ordered items based on a RP criterion. This study investigates whether…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Standard Setting (Scoring), Cutting Scores, Probability