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Practical Assessment
Research & Evaluation
A peer-reviewed electronic journal. ISSN 1531-7714 
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green dot  2017 Estimating Operational Validity Under Incidental Range Restriction: Some Important but Neglected Issues.   Brown, Reagan D., Oswald, Frederick L. & Converse, Patrick D.
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green dot  2017 Constructing Multiple-Choice Items to Measure Higher-Order Thinking  Scully, Darina
Viewed 1,163 times since 5/16/2017.
green dot  2017 Negatively-Worded Multiple Choice Questions: An Avoidable Threat to Validity.   Chiavaroli, Neville
Viewed 665 times since 5/4/2017.
green dot  2017 Developing a Strategy for Using Technology-Enhanced Items in Large-Scale Standardized Tests  Bryant, William
Viewed 1,147 times since 2/2/2017.
green dot  2016 Investigating Causal DIF via Propensity Score Methods.  Liu, Y., Zumbo, B., Gustafson, P., Huang, Y., Kroc, E., & Wu, A.
Viewed 887 times since 12/20/2016.
green dot  2016 Macro- and Micro-Validation: Beyond the ‘Five Sources’ Framework for Classifying Validation Evidence and Analysis  Newton, Paul, E.
Viewed 1,014 times since 12/7/2016.
green dot  2016 Accuracy of range restriction correction with multiple imputation in small and moderate samples: A simulation study  Pfaffel, Andreas, & Spiel, Christiane
Viewed 891 times since 9/13/2016.
green dot  2016 Accuracy of Bayes and Logistic Regression Subscale Probabilities for Educational and Certification Tests.   Rudner, Lawrence
Viewed 947 times since 7/26/2016.
green dot  2016 Getting Lucky: How Guessing Threatens the Validity of Performance Classifications.   Foley, Brett P
Viewed 1,939 times since 2/10/2016.
green dot  2015 Methods for examining the psychometric quality of subscores: A review and application.  Wedman, Jonathan, and Lyrén, Per-Erik
Viewed 2,119 times since 11/26/2015.
green dot  2015 Evaluating Common Item Block Options when Faced with Practical Constraints.  Wolkowitz, Amanda & Davis-Becker, Susan
Viewed 1,417 times since 9/30/2015.
green dot  2015 Practical Issues in Estimating Classification Accuracy and Consistency with R Package cacIRT.  Lathrop, Quinn
Viewed 2,109 times since 8/28/2015.
green dot  2015 Effect of Adjusting Pseudo-Guessing Parameter Estimates on Test Scaling When Item Parameter Drift Is Present  Han, Kyung T., Wells, Craig S., & Hambleton, Ronald K.
Viewed 1,853 times since 7/4/2015.
green dot  2015 Linking Errors Between Two Populations and Tests: A Case Study in International Surveys in Education  Hastedt, Dirk, & Desa, Deana
Viewed 2,223 times since 6/29/2015.
green dot  2015 An Introduction to Missing Data in the Context of Differential Item Functioning  Banks, Kathleen
Viewed 2,220 times since 4/25/2015.
green dot  2015 Item Response Theory Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models.  Ravand, Hamdollah
Viewed 4,646 times since 3/20/2015.
green dot  2015 Psychometric changes on item difficulty due to item review by examinees.   Papanastasiou, Elena C.
Viewed 2,503 times since 1/7/2015.
green dot  2014 A Comparison of Three Conditional Growth Percentile Methods: Student Growth Percentiles, Percentile Rank Residuals, and a Matching Method  Wyse, Adam E. & Seo, Dong Gi
Viewed 3,086 times since 11/12/2014.
green dot  2014 Editorial Changes and Item Performance: Implications for Calibration and Pretesting   Stoffel, Heather, Raymond, Mark R., Bucak, S. Deniz & Haist, Steven A.
Viewed 2,279 times since 11/11/2014.
green dot  2014 Improving Multiple-Group confirmatory factor analysis in R – A tutorial in measurement invariance with continuous and ordinal indicators.   Hirschfeld, Gerrit & von Brachel, Ruth
Viewed 13,049 times since 7/9/2014.
green dot  2014 Improving Your Exploratory Factor Analysis for Ordinal Data: A Demonstration Using FACTOR.   Baglin, James
Viewed 16,329 times since 6/14/2014.
green dot  2014 Impact of Violation of the Missing-at-Random Assumption on Full-Information Maximum Likelihood Method in Multidimensional Adaptive Testing.  Han, Kyung T. & Fanmin Guo
Viewed 2,683 times since 5/19/2014.
green dot  2013 Test Administration Models  Becker, Kirk A. & Bergstrom, Betty A.
Viewed 5,941 times since 12/12/2013.
green dot  2013 Validity Semantics in Educational and Psychological Assessment.   Hathcoat, John D.
Viewed 6,166 times since 6/25/2013.
green dot  2013 Determining the Number of Factors to Retain in EFA: Using the SPSS R-Menu v2.0 to Make More Judicious Estimations  Courtney, Matthew Gordon Ray
Viewed 17,073 times since 4/30/2013.
green dot  2013 Fitting the Mixed Rasch Model to a Reading Comprehension Test: Identifying Reader Types.  Baghaei, Purya & Carstensen, Claus H.
Viewed 5,458 times since 3/5/2013.
green dot  2013 Unit-weighted scales imply models that should be tested!   Beauducel, André & Leue, Anja
Viewed 4,108 times since 2/18/2013.
green dot  2012 Repositioning Formative Assessment from an Educational Assessment Perspective: A Response to Dunn & Mulvenon (2009)  Filsecker, Michael & Kerres, Michael
Viewed 5,199 times since 12/10/2012.
green dot  2012 A Meta-Analysis of Growth Trends from Vertically Scaled Assessments  Dadey, Nathan & Derek. C. Briggs
Viewed 3,752 times since 11/1/2012.
green dot  2012 Evaluating the appropriateness and use of domain critical errors  Buckendahl, C. W. & Davis-Becker, S. L.
Viewed 3,584 times since 10/17/2012.
green dot  2012 Item Overexposure in Computerized Classification Tests Using Sequential Item Selection.  Huebner, Alan
Viewed 3,996 times since 6/6/2012.
green dot  2012 Making Use of District and School Data  Parke, Carol S.
Viewed 5,612 times since 5/16/2012.
green dot  2011 Exploring Item Order in Anxiety-Related Constructs: Practical Impacts of Serial Position.   Carleton, R. Nicholas, Thibodeau, Michel A., Osborne, Jason W. & Asmundson, Gordon J. G.
Viewed 5,219 times since 4/21/2012.
green dot  2012 Fixing the c Parameter in the Three-Parameter Logistic Model.  Han, Kyung T.
Viewed 9,771 times since 1/9/2012.
green dot  2011 Quality Control Charts in Large-Scale Assessment Programs  Schafer, William D., Coverdale, Bradley J., Luxenberg, Harlan & Jin, Ying
Viewed 8,175 times since 10/19/2011.
green dot  2011 Test Score Reporting Referenced to Doubly-Moderated Cut Scores Using Splines.   Schafer, William D & Xiaodong Hou
Viewed 4,695 times since 10/12/2011.
green dot  2011 A Graphical Transition Table for Communicating Status and Growth  Wyse, Adam E., Zeng, Ji, & Joseph A. Martineau
Viewed 4,446 times since 6/28/2011.
green dot  2011 Too reliable to be true? Response bias as a potential source of inflation in paper-and-pencil questionnaire reliability  Peer, Eyal & Gamliel, Eyal
Viewed 14,331 times since 6/20/2011.
green dot  2011 Is a picture is worth a thousand words? Creating effective questionnaires with pictures.  Reynolds, Laura & Robert Johnson
Viewed 21,141 times since 5/5/2011.
green dot  2011 Evaluating the Quantity-Quality Trade-off in the Selection of Anchor Items: a Vertical Scaling Approach.  Pibal, Florian & Hermann S. Cesnik
Viewed 4,747 times since 4/25/2011.
green dot  2011 Termination Criteria for Computerized Classification Testing  Thompson, Nathan A.
Viewed 5,637 times since 2/24/2011.
green dot  2011 Formative Use of Assessment Information: It’s a Process, So Let’s Say What We Mean  Good, Robert
Viewed 10,954 times since 2/22/2011.
green dot  2011 A Framework for the Development of Computerized Adaptive Tests  Thompson, Nathan A., & Weiss, David A.
Viewed 17,789 times since 1/10/2011.
green dot  2010 Detecting Differential Item Functioning and Differential Step Functioning Due to Differences that Should Matter  Miller, Tess, Chahine, Saad & Childs, Ruth A.
Viewed 7,906 times since 7/13/2010.
green dot  2010 An Overview of Recent Developments in Cognitive Diagnostic Computer Adaptive Assessments  Huebner, Alan
Viewed 17,637 times since 1/19/2010.
green dot  2010 Use of Robust z in Detecting Unstable Items in Item Response Theory Models  Huynh, Huynh & Meyer, Patrick
Viewed 9,459 times since 1/19/2010.
green dot  2010 Mixing interview and questionnaire methods: Practical problems in aligning data  Harris, Lois R. & Brown, Gavin T.L.
Viewed 142,385 times since 1/12/2010.
green dot  2009 Understanding and Using Factor Scores: Considerations for the Applied Researcher  DiStefano, Christine, Zhu, Min & Mîndrilã, Diana
Viewed 97,862 times since 10/26/2009.
green dot  2009 Differential Item Functioning Amplification and Cancellation in a Reading Test  Bao, Han, Dayton, C. Mitchell, & Hendrickson, Amy B.
Viewed 7,478 times since 10/26/2009.
green dot  2009 Item Banking with Embedded Standards  MacCann, Robert G. and Stanley, Gordon
Viewed 9,109 times since 10/14/2009.
green dot  2009 Three Applications of Automated Test Assembly within a User-Friendly Modeling Environment.  Cor, Ken, Alves, Cecilia., & Gierl, Mark. J.
Viewed 10,109 times since 6/21/2009.
green dot  2009 Gating items: Definition, significance, and need for further study  Judd, Wallace
Viewed 24,903 times since 5/18/2009.
green dot  2009 Scoring and classifying examinees using measurement decision theory  Rudner, Lawrence M.
Viewed 11,601 times since 4/11/2009.
green dot  2009 A comparison of two approaches to correction of restriction of range in correlation analysis  Wiberg, Marie and Sundström, Anna
Viewed 21,840 times since 3/18/2009.
green dot  2009 Reporting Subscores from College Admission Tests  Lyrén, Per-Erik
Viewed 7,809 times since 3/17/2009.
green dot  2009 How to Treat Omitted Responses in Rasch Model-Based Equating  Shin, Seon-Hi
Viewed 9,285 times since 1/26/2009.
green dot  2008 A comparison of two different methods for setting performance standards for a test with constructed-response items  Näsström, Gunilla & Peter Nyström
Viewed 20,111 times since 9/15/2008.
green dot  2008 An Illustration of a Mantel-Haenszel Procedure to Flag Misbehaving Common Items in Test Equating  Michaelides, Michalis P.
Viewed 14,893 times since 9/11/2008.
green dot  2008 Performance Assessment and Authentic Assessment: A Conceptual Analysis of the Literature  Palm, Torulf
Viewed 43,501 times since 4/11/2008.
green dot  2007 An Investigation of Item Type in a Standards-Based Assessment.  Hollingworth, Liz, Beard, Jonathan J., & Proctor, Thomas P.
Viewed 16,877 times since 12/10/2007.
green dot  2007 On the Performance of the lZ Person-Fit Statistic  Armstrong, Ronald D., Stoumbos, Zachary G., Kung, Mabel T., & Shi, Min
Viewed 35,227 times since 12/5/2007.
green dot  2007 Assessing unidimensionality: A comparison of Rasch Modeling, Parallel Analysis, and TETRAD  Yu, Chong Ho, Sharon Osborn Popp, Samuel DiGangi, and Angel Jannasch-Pennell
Viewed 17,341 times since 10/8/2007.
green dot  2007 The Performance Effects of Word Locator Cues on the NAEP Reading Assessment  Everson, Howard T., Steven J. Osterlind, Enis Dogan and William Tirre
Viewed 9,710 times since 10/4/2007.
green dot  2007 Content and Grade Trends in State Assessments and NAEP.  Schafer, William D., Liu, Min & Hsiu-fei (Joyce) Wang
Viewed 12,887 times since 8/27/2007.
green dot  2007 An Introduction To Multi-Battery Factor Analysis: Overcoming Method Artefacts.  Brown, Gavin T L
Viewed 15,014 times since 5/29/2007.
green dot  2007 Decoding the Meaning of Factorial Invariance and Updating the Practice of Multi-group Confirmatory Factor Analysis: A Demonstration With TIMSS Data  Wu, Amery D., Li, Zhen and Bruno D. Zumbo
Viewed 19,953 times since 2/11/2007.
green dot  2007 A Practitioner’s Guide for Variable-length Computerized Classification Testing   Thompson, Nathan A.
Viewed 15,507 times since 1/30/2007.
green dot  2006 The Reliability, Validity, and Utility of Self-Assessment  Ross, John A.
Viewed 44,689 times since 11/17/2006.
green dot  2006 A Comparison of Conventional and Liberal (Free-Choice) Multiple-Choice Tests  Jennings, Sylvia & Martin Bush
Viewed 15,142 times since 10/26/2006.
green dot  2006 Expected Classification Accuracy using the Latent Distribution  Guo, Fanmin
Viewed 11,456 times since 10/17/2006.
green dot  2006 Elementary school teachers' perceptions of curriculum-based measures of written expression  Gansle, Kristin A., Gilbertson, Donna N. & Amanda M. VanDerHeyden
Viewed 23,373 times since 3/29/2006.
green dot  2006 Growth Scales as an Alternative to Vertical Scales  Schafer, William D.
Viewed 14,347 times since 3/26/2006.
green dot  2006  Limitations of web-based rubric resources: Addressing the challenges  Dornisch, Michele M. & Andrea Sabatini McLoughlin
Viewed 17,635 times since 3/7/2006.
green dot  2006 The Use of Rasch Modeling To Improve Standard Setting  MacCann, Robert G. & Gordon Stanley
Viewed 18,559 times since 1/24/2006.
green dot  2005 Enhancing Validity in Phonological Awareness Assessment through Computer-Supported Testing.  Cassady, Jerrell C., Smith, Lawrence L. & Huber, Linda K.
Viewed 26,959 times since 11/19/2005.
green dot  2005 Expected Classification Accuracy  Rudner, Lawrence M.
Viewed 17,840 times since 8/29/2005.
green dot  2005 Growth Models in Action: Selected Case Studies  Goldstein, Jessica & Behuniak, Peter
Viewed 11,284 times since 8/25/2005.
green dot  2005 Technical Documentation for Alternate Assessments  Schafer, William D.
Viewed 16,369 times since 8/23/2005.
green dot  2005 Extended Time Test Accommodation: Directions for Future Research and Practice.  Stretch, LoriAnn S. & Jason Osborne
Viewed 28,288 times since 7/15/2005.
green dot  2005 The Standard Error of a Proportion for Different Scores and Test Length.  Walker, David A.
Viewed 17,626 times since 6/5/2005.
green dot  2005 Test Equating by Common Items and Common Subjects: Concepts and Applications.  Yu, Chong Ho & Sharon E. Osborn Popp
Viewed 31,902 times since 5/15/2005.
green dot  2005 Student perspectives on rubric-referenced assessment  Andrade, Heidi and Ying Du
Viewed 29,944 times since 4/20/2005.
green dot  2004 Toward a More Complete Picture of Student Learning: Assessing Students’ Motivational Beliefs  Beghetto, Ronald A.
Viewed 58,187 times since 8/8/2004.
green dot  2004 Designing Accountability Assessments for Teaching  Schafer, William D. & Mark Moody
Viewed 35,316 times since 7/25/2004.
green dot  2004 IRT-Linked Standard Errors of Weighted Composites   Childs, Ruth A., Susan Elgie, Tahany Gadalla, Ross Traub & Andrew P. Jaciw
Viewed 21,589 times since 6/25/2004.
green dot  2004 The Influence of Computer-Print on Rater Scores  Russell, Michael and Wei Tao
Viewed 22,882 times since 5/11/2004.
green dot  2004 Classroom Assessment in Web-Based Instructional Environment: Instructors’ Experience   Liang, Xin & Kim Creasy
Viewed 76,185 times since 3/2/2004.
green dot  2004 Estimating the Standard Error of the Judging  in a modified-Angoff Standards Setting Procedure  MacCann, Robert G. & Gordon Stanley
Viewed 29,273 times since 3/1/2004.
green dot  2004 The Contributions of Reliability and Pretests to Effective Assessment  Bacon, Donald
Viewed 33,938 times since 2/26/2004.
green dot  2004 What's still wrong with rubrics: Focusing on the consistency of performance criteria across scale levels  Tierney, Robin & Marielle Simon
Viewed 97,586 times since 1/28/2004.
green dot  2004 Effects of Handwriting and Computer-Print on Composition Scores:  A Follow-up to Powers, Fowles, Farnum, & Ramsey.  Michael Russell & Wei Tao
Viewed 32,281 times since 1/20/2004.
green dot  2003 A Practical Use of Vertical Equating by Combining IRT Equating and Linear Equating  Leung, Shing On
Viewed 19,550 times since 11/10/2003.
green dot  2003 Matrix Sampling of Items in Large-Scale Assessments  Childs, Ruth A. and Andrew P. Jaciw
Viewed 30,305 times since 7/15/2003.
green dot  2003 Recommendations for Developing Classroom Performance Assessments and Scoring Rubrics  Moskal, Barbara M.
Viewed 193,798 times since 5/29/2003.
green dot  2003 Vertical Equating for State Assessments: Issues and Solutions in Determination of Adequate Yearly Progress and School Accountability   Lissitz, Robert W. & Huynh Huynh
Viewed 31,392 times since 4/30/2003.
green dot  2002 The Concept of Formative Assessment  Boston, Carol
Viewed 452,848 times since 8/6/2002.
green dot  2002 Evaluating Classroom Communication: In Support of Emergent and Authentic Frameworks in Second Language Assessment  Mantero, Miguel
Viewed 51,161 times since 7/25/2002.
green dot  2002 Linguistic Simplification: A Promising Test Accommodation for LEP Students?  Stansfield, Charles W.
Viewed 27,639 times since 7/23/2002.
green dot  2002 Language ability assessment of Spanish-English bilinguals: Future directions  Kester, Ellen Stubbe and Elizabeth D. Peña
Viewed 61,050 times since 5/18/2002.
green dot  2001 An overview of three approaches to scoring written essays by computer  Rudner, Lawrence and Phill Gagne
Viewed 41,003 times since 12/12/2001.
green dot  2001 Designing scoring rubrics for your classroom  Mertler, Craig A.
Viewed 511,620 times since 12/11/2001.
green dot  2001 Consequences of (mis)use of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) for high-stakes decisions: A comment on Haney and the Texas miracle in education  Kellow, J. Thomas & Victor L. Willson
Viewed 21,743 times since 12/7/2001.
green dot  2001 Effects of Removing the Time Limit on First and Second Language Intelligence Test Performance  Mullane, Jennifer & Stuart J. McKelvie
Viewed 37,944 times since 11/6/2001.
green dot  2001 Alignment of standards and assessments as an accountability criterion  La Marca, Paul M.
Viewed 56,503 times since 9/17/2001.
green dot  2001 The stability of undergraduate students' cognitive test anxiety levels  Cassady, Jerrell C.
Viewed 61,128 times since 8/23/2001.
green dot  2001 Replication: A Design Principle for Field Research  Schafer, William D.
Viewed 63,300 times since 4/18/2001.
green dot  2001 Computing the expected proportions of misclassified examinees  Rudner, Lawrence M.
Viewed 23,764 times since 3/30/2001.
green dot  2001 Assessments and Accountability (Condensed version).  Linn, Robert L.
Viewed 64,774 times since 1/16/2001.
green dot  2000 Scoring Rubric Development: Validity and Reliability  Moskal, Barbara M. & Jon A. Leydens
Viewed 215,360 times since 11/6/2000.
green dot  2000 Using Expected Growth Size Estimates to Summarize Test Score Changes.  Russell, Michael
Viewed 31,485 times since 5/26/2000.
green dot  2000 Summarizing Change in Test Scores: Shortcomings of Three Common Methods.  Russell, Michael
Viewed 54,004 times since 5/26/2000.
green dot  2000 Scoring Rubrics: What, When and How?  Moskal, Barbara M.
Viewed 496,789 times since 3/29/2000.
green dot  1999 Strategies for Improving the Process of Educational Assessment  Matter, M. Kevin
Viewed 59,141 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1998 Item Banking.  Rudner, Lawrence
Viewed 36,785 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1996 Guidelines for the Development and Management of Performance Assessments.  Roeber, Edward D.
Viewed 71,491 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1996 Eight Questions about Implementing Standards-Based Education.  Marzano, Robert J.
Viewed 92,715 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1996 Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Testing.  Bond, Linda A.
Viewed 323,970 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1995 More Multiple-Choice Item Writing Do's and Don'ts.  Frary, Robert B.
Viewed 82,334 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1995 Basic Item Analysis for Multiple-Choice Tests.  Kehoe, Jerard
Viewed 128,922 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1995 Writing Multiple-Choice Test Items.  Kehoe, Jerard
Viewed 144,004 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1995 Item Bias Review.  Hambleton, Ronald & Rodgers, Jane
Viewed 131,496 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1994 Questions To Ask When Evaluating Tests.  Rudner, Lawrence M.
Viewed 134,499 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1992 A Precedent for Test Validation.  Rudner, Lawrence & Farris, Michael P.
Viewed 24,395 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1992 Assessing Language-Minority Students.  Geisinger, Kurt F. & Carlson, Janet F.
Viewed 42,213 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1991 Steps in Designing an Indicator System.  Shavelson, Richard J. & McDonnell, L. & J. Oakes
Viewed 31,848 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1991 What Are Educational Indicators and Indicator Systems?  Shavelson, Richard J. & McDonnell, L. & J. Oakes
Viewed 56,546 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1989 Preparing Students To Take Standardized Achievement Tests.  Mehrens, William A.
Viewed 63,714 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1989 Writing RFPs for Assessment Programs.  Aschbacher, Pamela E.
Viewed 25,238 times since 11/13/1999.