Testing
1. Examining the Fairness of the University Entrance Exam: A Latent Class Analysis Approach to Differential Item Functioning

Sayyed Mohammad Alavi; Hossein Karami; Mohammad Hossein Kouhpaeenejad

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 147-170

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60283.588

Abstract
  Measurement has been ubiquitous in all areas of education for at least a century. Various methods have been suggested to examine the fairness of education tests especially in high-stakes contexts. The present study has adopted the newly proposed ecological approach to differential item functioning (DIF) ...  Read More

Testing
2. Diagnosing EFL Learners Development of Pragmatic Competence Implementing Computerized Dynamic Assessment

Seyyed Mohammad Alavi; Mahboube Shahsavar; Mohammad Hossein Norouzi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 117-149

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.42653.400

Abstract
  Computerized Dynamic Assessment (CDA), encouraged by Brown and colleagues’ graduated prompt approach, is grounded in Vygotsky’s Socio-Cultural Theory (SCT) of mind and its concept of the zone of proximal development (ZPD). It emerged to respond to the challenge of implementing DA in large ...  Read More