Editors: April Zenisky, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation is an online journal providing access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, and evaluation. Manuscripts published in PARE are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about methodological issues and practices, and offer unique contributions to the literature. PARE is intended to help members of the community keep up-to-date with effective methods, trends, and research developments from a variety of settings.

PARE is also committed to highlighting research that focuses on equity in assessment and measurement. To that end, we encourage the submission of manuscripts that address issues of equity and fairness – particularly articles that focuses on the assessment experiences and outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

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Current Volume: Volume 27 (2022)



An Enhancement to the Theory and Measurement of Purpose
Larry H. Ludlow, Theresa O'Keefe, Henry Braun, Ella Anghel, Olivia Szendey, Christina Matz, and Burton Howell


A Mixed-methods Approach for Assessing Student Learning Gains in English Listening Comprehension
Dr. Yingchen Wang, Dr. Xiaoxin Wei, Yamin Liu, and Tiffany Chiu


Countering Deficit Narratives in Quantitative Educational Research
Michael Russell, Carly Oddleifson, Micayla Russell Kish, and Larry Kaplan


Does Item Format Affect Test Security?
Kylie Gorney and James A. Wollack


Co-evaluation of Expositive Texts in Primary Education: Rubric vs Comments
Alba Mª Mayo Beltrán, María Jesús Fernández Sánchez, Manuel Montanero Fernández, and David Martín Parejo


Building Intrapersonal Competencies in the First-Year Experience: Utilizing Random Forest, Cluster Analysis, and Linear Regression to Identify Students’ Strengths and Opportunities for Institutional Improvement
Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Shiming Zhang, Sandra Kahn, Nina Potter, Lisa Richardson-Gates, Stephen Schellenberg, Robyn Saiki, Nasima Subedi, Rebecca Harmata, Rey Monzon, Randy Timm, Jeanne Stronach, and Anna Jost