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· Select and critique one peer-reviewed article from a professional journal (no older than six years) related to assessment, assessment instruments, ethics, or test development which includes a statistical analysis. Follow APA 7th edition format when writing your review. Attach a hard copy of the full text article with your paper with this assignment. See the scoring guide in Appendix B for full details.

Week 1 – Writing Assignment Scoring Guide

A. Page 1 (3 points – 1 point for each bullet)
· • Full Title of the article, your name, Belhaven University
· • Properly composed and formatted running head
· • Hard copy of article attached (minus 10 points without article or if article was published more than 6 years ago)
B. Pages 3-4 Full title of the article (titles 1 – 5 are all level one headings)
1. The Problem (5 points – 1 point for each bullet)
· • Is the problem clearly stated?
· • Is the problem practically important?
· • What is the purpose of the study?
· • What is the hypothesis?
· • Are the key terms defined?
2. Review of Literature (5 points – 1 point for each bullet)
· • Are the cited sources pertinent to the study?
· • Is the review too broad or too narrow?
· • Are the references recent?
· • Are the references thorough enough for the topic of the paper?
· • What possible evidence of bias exists?
3. Design and procedures (5 points – 1 point for each bullet)
· • What research design was used (survey, observation, experiment)?
· • Was it a pilot, replica study, or an original study?
· • What measurement tools were used? What statistical formulas were employed?
· • How were the procedures structured?
· • What are the variables? How was sampling conducted?
4. Data Analysis and presentation (8 points – 2 points for each bullet)
· • How were data analyzed?
· • Were data qualitative or quantitative?
· • Did findings support the hypothesis and purpose?
· • Were weaknesses and problems discussed?
5. Conclusions and Implications (5 points – 1 point for each bullet)
· • Are the conclusions of the study related to the original purpose?
· • Address the credibility of the authors or principal investigators.
· • Were the implications discussed?
· • Whom will the results and conclusions affect?
· • What recommendations were made at the conclusion?
6. Overall Assessment (5 points – holistic assessment)
· • What is your overall assessment of the study’s value and significance?
· • What did you learn?
C. Page 5 Reference Article citation in APA 7th Ed. Format (0 errors: 4 pts, 1+ errors: 0 pts)
D. Overall APA 7th Edition Format (4-5 errors: 2 pts, 1-3 errors: 3 pts, 0 errors: 5pts)

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