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Biancarosa, Gina; Kennedy, Patrick C.; Carlson, Sarah E.; Yoon, HyeonJin; Seipel, Ben; Liu, Bowen; Davison, Mark L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2019
Prior research suggests that subscores from a single achievement test seldom add value over a single total score. Such scores typically correspond to subcontent areas in the total content domain, but content subdomains might not provide a sound basis for subscores. Using scores on an inferential reading comprehension test from 625 third, fourth,…
Descriptors: Scores, Scoring, Achievement Tests, Grade 3
Lockwood, J. R.; Castellano, Katherine E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) increasingly are being used in the United States for inferences about student achievement growth and educator effectiveness. Emerging research has indicated that SGPs estimated from observed test scores have large measurement errors. As such, little is known about "true" SGPs, which are defined in terms…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Correlation, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Li, Wei; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
We use data from a large-scale experiment conducted in Indiana in 2009-2010 to examine the impact of two interim assessment programs (mCLASS and Acuity) across the mathematics and reading achievement distributions. Specifically, we focus on whether the use of interim assessments has a particularly strong effect on improving outcomes for low…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Regression (Statistics)
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Pohl, Steffi; Gräfe, Linda; Rose, Norman – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
Data from competence tests usually show a number of missing responses on test items due to both omitted and not-reached items. Different approaches for dealing with missing responses exist, and there are no clear guidelines on which of those to use. While classical approaches rely on an ignorable missing data mechanism, the most recently developed…
Descriptors: Test Items, Achievement Tests, Item Response Theory, Models
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Ye, Meng; Xin, Tao – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
The authors explored the effects of drifting common items on vertical scaling within the higher order framework of item parameter drift (IPD). The results showed that if IPD occurred between a pair of test levels, the scaling performance started to deviate from the ideal state, as indicated by bias of scaling. When there were two items drifting…
Descriptors: Scaling, Test Items, Equated Scores, Achievement Gains
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Williams, Ryan T.; Swanlund, Andrew; Miller, Shazia; Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Eno, Jared; van der Ploeg, Arie; Meyers, Coby – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
This study operationalizes four measures of instructional differentiation: one for Grade 2 English language arts (ELA), one for Grade 2 mathematics, one for Grade 5 ELA, and one for Grade 5 mathematics. Our study evaluates their measurement properties of each measure in a large field experiment: the Indiana Diagnostic Assessment Tools Study, which…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Grade 2, Grade 5, English Instruction
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Skinner, Ellen; Pitzer, Jennifer; Steele, Joel – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
A study was designed to examine a multidimensional measure of children's coping in the academic domain as part of a larger model of motivational resilience. Using items tapping multiple ways of dealing with academic problems, including five adaptive ways (strategizing, help-seeking, comfort-seeking, self-encouragement, and commitment) and six…
Descriptors: Coping, Resilience (Psychology), Student Motivation, Student Adjustment
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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
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Humphry, Stephen M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
Discrimination has traditionally been parameterized for items but not other empirical factors. Consequently, if person factors affect discrimination they cause misfit. However, by explicitly formulating the relationship between discrimination and the unit of a metric, it is possible to parameterize discrimination for person groups. This article…
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Models, Simulation, Reading Tests
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Skinner, Ellen A.; Kindermann, Thomas A.; Furrer, Carrie J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
This article presents a motivational conceptualization of engagement and disaffection: First, it emphasizes children's constructive, focused, enthusiastic participation in the activities of classroom learning; second, it distinguishes engagement from disaffection, as well as behavioral features from emotional features. Psychometric properties of…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Student Participation
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Wang, Shudong; Jiao, Hong – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
In practice, vertical scales have been continually used to measure students' achievement progress across several grade levels and have been considered very challenging psychometric procedures. Recently, such practices have been drawing many criticisms. The major criticisms focus on dimensionality and construct equivalence of the latent trait or…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary Secondary Education, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Reese-Weber, Marla; Hesson-McInnis, Matthew – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2008
This study provides additional data on the measurement of children's and adolescents' appraisals of interparental conflict using the Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict (CPIC) Scale (Grych, Seid, & Fincham, 1992). Data from the original sample of early adolescents (N = 222) on which the CPIC Scale was developed and the authors' own…
Descriptors: Conflict, Factor Structure, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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Pomplun, Mark; Omar, Hafidz; Custer, Michael – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
The present study compares vertical scaling results for the Rasch model from BILOG-MG and WINSTEPS. The item and ability parameters for the real and simulated mathematics tests were scaled across five grades, second to sixth. The simulated data were based on real data for a series of mathematics tests for Grades 2 to 6. The results from WINSTEPS…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Scaling, Mathematics Tests, Item Response Theory