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Lin, Sheau-Wen; Liu, Yu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore elementary students' listening comprehension changes using a Web-based teaching system that can diagnose and remediate students' science listening comprehension problems during scientific inquiry. The 3-component system consisted of a 9-item science listening comprehension test, a 37-item diagnostic test,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension
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Lin, Sheau-Wen; Liu, Yu; Chen, Shin-Feng; Wang, Jing-Ru; Kao, Huey-Lien – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a computer-based measure of elementary students' science talk and to report students' benchmarks. The development procedure had three steps: defining the framework of the test, collecting and identifying key reference sets of science talk, and developing and verifying the science talk instrument. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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Lin, Sheau-Wen; Liu, Yu; Chen, Shin-Feng; Wang, Jing-Ru; Kao, Huey-Lien – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to develop a computer-based assessment for elementary school students' listening comprehension of science talk within an inquiry-oriented environment. The development procedure had 3 steps: a literature review to define the framework of the test, collecting and identifying key constructs of science talk, and…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Science Education, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Construction
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Wang, Jing-Ru; Chen, Shin-Feng; Tsay, Reuy-Fen; Chou, Ching-Ting; Lin, Sheau-Wen; Kao, Huey-Lien – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
This study reports on the process of developing a test to assess students' reading comprehension of scientific materials and on the statistical results of the verification study. A combination of classic test theory and item response theory approaches was used to analyze the assessment data from a verification study. Data analysis indicates the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Science Tests, Data Analysis, Item Response Theory