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Cultural And Linguistic Considerations When Developing, Adapting, And Validating Measures, Developing Methodologies for the Fair Testing of Linguistically Diverse Populations: Problems and Solutions
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This introductory-level presentation will discuss emerging methodologies that address the intersection of culture, language, and testing as critical to fairly assessing students classified as English learners (ELs). These new developments build on current knowledge from the fields of psychometrics, sociolinguistic...
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Cultural And Linguistic Considerations When Developing, Adapting, And Validating Measures, The Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix and English Learners: An Evidence-Based Application of Research into Practice
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The use of standardized tests of cognitive ability with English learners has long been recognized as a problem. Yet, the various solutions proposed over the past century to manage fairness (e.g., modifications/alterations to standard protocol, nonverbal assessment, testing in the dominant language) have all proven...
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Evaluating Test Quality: Advice From Mental Measurements Yearbook Reviewers, Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools: Issues and Implications for Clinical and School Psychologists
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Settings in which screening and progress measures are used vary as does the purpose of the assessment. School psychologists may use measures to determine the need for additional assessment, or in the case of an omnibus instrument, as an evaluation of social-emotional functioning that is required as part of eligibi...
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Evaluating Test Quality: Advice From Mental Measurements Yearbook Reviewers, The Argument-based Approach to Validation
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In his intermediate-level lecture, Dr. Michael Kane will discuss how explicit recognition of the inferences and assumptions underlying the interpretation and use of test scores can guide the process of validation by identifying which kinds of evidence are needed to evaluate the claims being made.
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Fairness Issues In Testing: Application And Practice Informed By Theory And Research, Fairness Evidence Expectations for Educational Tests
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This is an intermediate-level presentation on fairness. The assessment of student achievement continues to be a fundamental and significant source of information in our society. While recognizing that achievement data are powerful, we must always guide towards appropriate use and interpretation. Test designers, de...
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Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education, Assessment System Design for Improvement
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in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 44 mins
This is an introductory-level presentation. Assessment in K-12 education has been a dominant force for accountability, school improvement, and instructional change for over three decades. During this time, assessment purposes and methods have changed, and the impacts of such assessments on instruction and student...
in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 44 mins
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Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education, Measurement Validity and Accountability in Higher Education
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in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 41 mins
There has been notable disparagement regarding the availability of valid information to inform comparisons among higher education institutions for consumers, policymakers, and other stakeholders. This intermediate-level session examines several well-meant but counter-productive attempts to develop measures of high...
in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 41 mins
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Monitoring Assessment Quality In The Age Of Accountability, Future Trends in Testing
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in Monitoring Assessment Quality In The Age Of Accountability (Buros Center for Testing), 1 hour 3 mins
In this introductory-level presentation, Dr. Thorndike provides his perspective on a variety of issues in psychological assessment by reflecting on the past and present, critiquing specific practices and theories, describing relevant anecdotes, and speculating about future directions.
in Monitoring Assessment Quality In The Age Of Accountability (Buros Center for Testing), 1 hour 3 mins
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Buros/ETS Lecture, Issues in Multidimensional Test Linking
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in Buros/ETS Lecture (Buros Center for Testing), 59 mins
In this advanced-level presentation, Dr. Weeks provides a foundation for understanding multidimensional test score linking and various issues that should be considered in the process, including value-added sub-scores, number of common items, linking design, and choice of linking method. These issues will be discus...
in Buros/ETS Lecture (Buros Center for Testing), 59 mins
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Cultural And Linguistic Considerations When Developing, Adapting, And Validating Measures, Development of Culturally Grounded Measures: Case Studies from an Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Effort
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Suicide is the leading cause of death among Alaska Native youth, making prevention a primary health research priority. Alaska Native communities have responded with grass-roots initiatives using local Indigenous frameworks to build resilience and promote well-being through cultural strengths. These efforts are rar...
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