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July 25, 2016 14:30 - 16:00

The effect of variations in scoring rubric for descriptive items on evaluating students' responses in Japanese language comprehension test

[Speaker] Yasunaga, Kazuhiro:1
1:The University of Tokyo, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan)

The purpose of this study was to examine if variations in scoring rubric for descriptive items affect the evaluation of junior high school students' responses in Japanese language comprehension test. The test was based on high school admission test of Kanagawa prefecture. Two types of scoring rubric were used. Rubric A had scores for items with correct and incorrect answers, including no response. Rubric B contained components of rubric A but with inclusion of scores for additional categories of answers. Three descriptive items answered by a number of students, 272 (item 1), 269 (item 2) and 543 (item 3), were examined and graded using both rubrics. It was found that rubric B could gauge more content details of student's answer in a certain item than rubric A. Moreover, when rubric B had a partial score, discrimination value was slightly higher.
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