Operationalizing Academic English for National Assessment: Applying an Argument-based Approach to Test Validity

3:10 - 3:40pm

Majestic 10

Presented at: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2013 Conference

This paper describes the development of a computerized K-12 Academic English assessment guided by an argument-based approach to test validity (Kane, 1992; Mislevy et al., 2002, 2003). Cognitive interview data of students interacting with computerized task prototypes are discussed in terms of the test construct and implications for task design.