Year 2019, Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 344 - 361 2019-10-15

Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW): A Confirmatory Factor Structure Study

Elaheh Tavakoli [1] , Mohammad Reza Amirian [2] , Tony Burner [3] , Mohammad Davoudi [4] , Saeed Ghaniabadi [5]

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This validation study was undertaken to evaluate the construct of Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW) operationalized by an instrument with 50 Likert scale items. To identify the EFL learners’ experiences of FAoW practices, the instrument was first piloted with three EFL learners, and subsequently administered on a sample of 255 EFL learners selected based on purposive sampling. A five-factor solution with five latent variables (i.e. clarifying criteria, evidence on students’ current learning, feedback to move learners forward, peer-assessment and autonomy) was evaluated through Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) with AMOS 22. Model fit showed that the five-factor structure of FAoW could only be supported in terms of absolute and parsimony fit indices. The model with three factors (i.e. clarifying criteria, peer-assessment and feedback) in two stages of pre- and while-writing, however, provided higher discriminant validity in addition to absolute and parsimony fit indices. In other words, FAoW was not found to be practiced within its full potential with five components in the context of this study. A conceptual model was developed based on the findings and the literature to show pedagogical application of  FAoW and how it can be practiced in line with Black and Wiliam’s (2009).
Formative Assessment of Writing, Factor Solution, Formative Assessment, Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date September
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-3428-2603
Author: Elaheh Tavakoli (Primary Author)
Institution: Hakim Sabzevari University
Country: Iran


Orcid: 0000-0002-3361-731X
Author: Mohammad Reza Amirian
Institution: Hakim Sabzevari University
Country: Iran


Author: Tony Burner
Institution: University of South-Eastern Norway
Country: Norway


Author: Mohammad Davoudi
Institution: Hakim Sabzevari University
Country: Iran


Author: Saeed Ghaniabadi
Institution: Hakim Sabzevari University
Country: Iran


Dates

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

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APA Tavakoli, E , Amirian, M , Burner, T , Davoudi, M , Ghaniabadi, S . (2019). Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW): A Confirmatory Factor Structure Study. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 6 (3), 344-361. DOI: 10.21449/ijate.544277
MLA Tavakoli, E , Amirian, M , Burner, T , Davoudi, M , Ghaniabadi, S . "Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW): A Confirmatory Factor Structure Study". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 6 (2019): 344-361 <http://submit.ijate.net/issue/47053/544277>
Chicago Tavakoli, E , Amirian, M , Burner, T , Davoudi, M , Ghaniabadi, S . "Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW): A Confirmatory Factor Structure Study". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 6 (2019): 344-361
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ISNAD Tavakoli, Elaheh , Amirian, Mohammad Reza , Burner, Tony , Davoudi, Mohammad , Ghaniabadi, Saeed . "Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW): A Confirmatory Factor Structure Study". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 6 / 3 (October 2019): 344-361. https://doi.org/10.21449/ijate.544277
AMA Tavakoli E , Amirian M , Burner T , Davoudi M , Ghaniabadi S . Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW): A Confirmatory Factor Structure Study. IJATE. 2019; 6(3): 344-361.
Vancouver Tavakoli E , Amirian M , Burner T , Davoudi M , Ghaniabadi S . Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW): A Confirmatory Factor Structure Study. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education. 2019; 6(3): 361-344.