Research Activities and Our Advisory Team We carry out research on accurate measurement techniques.

Current Main Research Topic

At JIEM we are currently researching the following topics.

Third Generation measurements (Continuous measurement)

  • Language acquirement model
  • e-Portfolio
    • Diagnosis/Evaluation methods
    • Modeling of acquisition methods
    • Data collection & analysis methods
    • Navigation system development

New test techniques

  • Productive Skill measurement
    • natural language processing(CASEC-WT)
    • Voice-recognition(Read-aloud, Speaking)
    • Data collection and analysis methods
  • Multistep evaluation/multidimensional assessment

Content development

  • CASEC
    • Relation to other evaluations(CEFR、Versant、CanDo)
    • Globalization process
  • Contentment management methods
    • Creation of exam questions/Management of Item Bank/Totalization and analysis
  • Feedback methods
    • Examinees/Instructors/Test Organizers
  • Development of digital contents
    • Development of educational materials based on language acquisition theory (New EIKEN CAT, Elementary School English)
    • Mobile contents
    • User interface

Advisory Team

Introducing the JIEM Advisory Team

Hiroshi Ikeda

Hiroshi Ikeda

Acquired his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1965, after studying at the Division of Educational Psychology, Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo. Served for many years as a professor, and now Professor Emeritus at Rikkyo University, as a director of the JIEM and president of Zenken. He has also worked as a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a Fulbright senior research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, as a visiting professor at the National Center for University Entrance Examinations and the Open University of Japan, and as the chief director of the Japan Association for Research on Testing. His expert fields are educational statistics, and psychological and educational measurement, areas in which he has become known as the leading figure in Japan on test theories and has been active internationally. His many publications include Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences, Methods of Psychological Research - Test 7 and 8 (University of Tokyo Press), Psychological Measurement and Learning Theory, New Methods of Test Construction, Test and Measurement, Survey Research and Measurement, and Modern Test Theories. His current research theme is the R&D in new evaluation methods through education using computers.

Kenji Ohtomo

Kenji Ohtomo

Currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Tsukuba, and Honorary President of the Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA). Graduated from the department of English at Tohoku Gakuin University. Studied under Professor Robert Lado at Georgetown University as an overseas researcher (1965-1966) of the English Language Education Council (ELEC). Visiting scholar from Kanagawa University at UCLA, chaired the language testing committee of the Foreign Language Center at the University of Tsukuba, and was Dean of the College of Applied International Studies, Tokiwa University. His international activities include work for the Editorial Advisory Board of Language Testing (Edward Arnold). Chaired the organizing committee of the 21st Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC 1999). Also lectured at the Teachers College, Columbia University / Simul MA Program in TESOL. His many publications include Eigo no sokutei to hyoka  (The English Language Education Council, Inc., 1972), (Japanese translation of Harris, D.P. (1969), Testing English as a Second Language, McGraw-Hill, Inc.), Koumoku ohto riron nyuumon (Taishukan Publishing Co., Ltd., 1996), (Introduction to Item Response Theory), Gengo tesuto-hou no kiso (MIKUNI Publishing Co., Ltd., 1997),(Japanese translation of Bachman, L.F.(1990), Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing, Oxford University Press),  Jissen: gengo tesuto sakusei-hou (Taishukan Publishing Co., Ltd., 2000), (Japanese translation of Bachman, L.F. & Palmer, A.S.(1996), Language Testing in Practice, Oxford University Press ) and Tesuto de gengo noryoku wa hakareruka? (Pearson Kirihara K.K., 2002), (Can you Measure my Language Proficiency by Tests?).

Ken Kanatani

Ken Kanatani

Has taught for 32 years at Tokyo Gakugei University after completing the master’s program of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology of the University of Tokyo, and the doctoral course of the university’s Graduate School of Education, and the doctoral course of Stanford University in the US. Became project professor at Tokyo Gakugei University in 2012. His field of expertise is English language education, and his research themes cover the changes over time in junior high school students Ecomprehension of phrases, the development of high school lesson structures and so on. Has also served as President of the Japan Society of English Language Education (JASELE), and member of the Foreign Language Special Committee of the Central Council of Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Lectured in NHK’s “TV English Conversation I Efor three years from 1986, and supervised NHK’s “Basic English 2 Eradio programs for two years since 1994. His publications include A Prescription for Better English Teaching, (Taishukan Publishing Co., Ltd., 2002), Giving Japanese Translation First: An Attempt for Better High School Teaching of English (Sanseido publishing Co., Ltd., 2004), English Education Fever (Kenkyusha Co., Ltd. , 2008), You can Pass your University Exam with Just Authorized Text Books (Taishukan Publishing Co., Ltd., 2009), and Change High School English Teaching! (ALC press Inc., 2011).

Kazuo Shigemasu

Kazuo Shigemasu

Acquired his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in the US in 1974, after studying educational psychology at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo. Has worked as a professor at the Faculty of Education, Tohoku University, School of Engineering and Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo. Currently teaches as a professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Teikyo University, as Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, and as a visiting professor at the National Center for University Entrance Examinations. Has served as the president of the Japanese Psychological Association, as the chair of the organizing committee of International Meeting of Psychometric Society. Currently serving as the chair of the organizing committee for the International Congress of Psychology 2016, as a member of the Executive Committee of International Union of Psychological Science and as vice-president of the Japan Association for Research on Testing. His fields of expertise include Bayesian statistics, decision-making and personality theory. His publications include Basic Bayesian Statistics (University of Tokyo Press), Cognitive Statistics in Decision-Making (Asakura Publishing Co., Ltd.), and A Commentary on Bayesian Networks (co-authored, published by Baifukan Co., Ltd.).

Yoshiro Tanaka

Yoshiro Tanaka

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor of J. F. Oberlin University, and director of both the university’s Comprehensive Research Organization and Institute for Research on Higher Education. Professor at the University’s Graduate School of Higher Education Administration. Received his doctor’s degree from UCLA in 1985, and holds a Ph.D. (Pedagogy). Participated in the establishment of J. F. Oberlin University’s College of International Studies in 1989. Subsequently taught as graduate school professor and director of Department of Education at Tamagawa University, and from 2005 as director of and professor at J. F. Oberlin University’s Graduate School and from 2007 as director of and professor at its Comprehensive Research Organization. Served as director of the Institute for Research on Higher Education from 2011, and as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor since 2012. Expert areas include comparative and international higher education. He has researched mainly worldwide university entrance examinations and curriculum analysis, development, management and evaluation issues. Visiting professor at the National Center for University Entrance Examinations EEntrant Selection Research Organization, and at the Open University of Japan’s Graduate School. Director of the International Education Center, director of Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America (OGFA), international advisor on educational evaluation to the Joint Research Center on American Universities, international adviser to UCLA=CRESST, UCLA International Educational Research and Development Center, and project adviser to the East-West Center. Recent publications include Co-author and editor, “Access, Equity, and Capacity in Asia Pacific Higher Education (International and Development Education) E, Palgrave Macmillan (2011).

Eiji Muraki

Eiji Muraki

After graduating from Psychology Course, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Waseda University in 1970, he acquired his Ph.D. in measurements, evaluation and statistical analysis programs from the University of Chicago in 1982. After graduating, he worked on the development of psychological statistic models used in educational assessments such as the California Education Measurement Project at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). As a senior researcher, he worked on statistics and quantitative psychological research at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) from 1989, and worked at ACT in 2001, and has since 2002 been professor at the Graduate School of Educational Informatics Research Division, Tohoku University. His main field of research is quantitative psychology and the development of methods used in educational measurements. He has published many scientific papers, and developed a computer program used as the standard software in educational assessment. Has made an enthusiastic contribution to the development of quantitative psychology in Japan and the U.S. through various academic society activities.

Hirohiko Yoshida

Hirohiko Yoshida

Spent his junior and high school years in Kobe, and after graduating from the School of Law, Waseda University in 1976 he was involved in running a private sector education company dealing with returnees and Internet education. Took part in the founding in 1997 of the Supporting Union for Practical-use of Educational Resources, which became the first educational NPO to be recognized by the Economic Planning Agency in 1999. Served as nationwide chairperson of the NPO. Advocating ”after-school educational reform Ehe has with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the educational committees expanded social education activities throughout Japan, set up many educational projects, and works on the restoration of regional educational ability. Has since 2003 served as the director of J-SHINE, an NPO involved in the accreditation of elementary school English language teachers, where he provides guidance regarding the reform of English language teaching.

  • Eva. L. Baker
    University of California
  • R. Darrell Bock
    Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
  • Robert J. Mislevy
    University of Maryland
  • Robert L. Linn
    University of Colorado
  • Wim. J. van der Linden
    CTB/McGraw-Hill
  • Harold F. O'Neil Jr.
    University of Southern California

Main Published Papers

Introducing the main published papers and presentations of JIEM

Title Author(s) Year Organaization, Journal, Publisher
TEAP CBT Speaking section-ni okeru taimen-shiki test to rokuon-shiki test no soukan chousa [Correlation Analysis between the Face-to-face Test and Recorded Test of the TEAP CBT Speaking Sections] Yamanoi, S., Takamura, K., & Nakamura, K. 2017 The 21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference
Analysis and Comparison of Difficulty of Reading and Listening Constructs in the Test of English for Academic Purposes, Computer-Based Test (TEAP CBT) Kumar, E., Izumi, T., Takamura, K., & Homma, M. 2017 The JACET (The Japan Association of College English Teachers) 56th (2017) International Convention
Seizen deta towa nani ka [What is Tidy Data?] Nishihara, F. 2017 The Journal of Information Science and Technology Association, 67(9), 448-453
A Study Investigating the Relationship between L2 Writing and Critical Thinking Skills Niji K., Fumiaki Nishihara, F., & Oi, K. 2017 Selected Papers of the 21st Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistcs
Koumoku hannou riron-ni yoru rikei kijutsu-shiki tesuto deta no bunseki: Koumoku-kan no rensa-sei to koumoku tokuten no kategori-ka o megutte [An Analysis of Science Constructed-Response Tests by Item Response Theory: On the Problem of Item Chaining and Categorization of Item Scores]
Izumi, T., & Kuramoto, N. 2017 Educational Informatics Reserch, 16, 77-94
IRT-ni yoru rikei kijutsu-shiki tesuto deta no bunseki (3): Koumoku parameta, nouryoku parameta-ni yoru IRT tekiyou kadai no doushutsu [Analysis of written test data by IRT in the field of math and science (3): Eliciting the challenges in applying IRT by item parameters and ability parameters] Izumi, T., & Kuramoto, N. 2016 The Japan Association for Research on Testing 14th Convention
Relating the Speaking and Writing Sections of the Test of English for Academic Purposes, Computer-Based Test (TEAP-CBT) to the CEFR Takamura, K., Kumar, E., Yamanoi, S., & Nakamura, K. 2016 The 20th Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference
Relating the Test of English for Academic Purposes, Computer-Based Test (TEAP-CBT) to the CEFR Takamura, K., Kumar, E., Yamanoi, S., & Homma, M. 2016 The JACET 55th (2016) International Convention
A Study Investigating the Relationship between L2 Writing and Critical Thinking Skills Niji K., Fumiaki Nishihara, F., & Oi, K. 2016 The 21st Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL 2016)
Koumoku outou riron [Item Response Theory] Nogami, Y. 2016 JLTA Journal 19(2), 211-216
Dai-ni gengo-to shite no eigo dokkai-niokeru skimming ya scanning sukiru no sokutei shuhou no kaihatsu: TEAP CBT-ni okeru Search Reading kadai o jirei to shite [The Development of Test Tasks That Measure Skimming and Scanning Skills in Second Language Reading - Developing the Search Reading Task of the Test of English for Academic Purposes Computer-Based Test (TEAP CBT)] Takamura, K., Miyamoto, T., & Homma, M. 2016 The JACET Kanto Chapter 10th Convention
Nihon no chuukousei-wa eigo-de kakareta ronriteki gobyuu-o dokomade rikai dekiru-ka? [How Japanese junior/senior high school students understand logical fallacies in English..] Nishihara, F., Nakamura, S., Fujita, G., & Yoshikawa, A. 2015 KATE the 39th annual convention in Yamanashi program abstracts
Chuugoku chousen zoku chuugakkou ni okeru tesuto-o mochiita jugyou oyobi hyouka kaizen no kokoromi: Chuugaku 2 nen no suugaku teiki kousa-ni taisuru S-P hyou bunseki no kouka. [An attempt to improve lesson content and evaluation using test in Korean junior high school in China: The effect of S-P table analysis of periodical examinations of math for the second grade junior high school students.] Han, T., & Kuramoto, N. 2015 Educational Informatic Research No.14
Hoken ninshiki-ni kansuru nicchuu koukousei no hikaku chousa. [Health awareness of Japanese and Chinese high school students: A comparative study.] Han, T., Li, S., Ohama, A., & Kuramoto, N. 2015 Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Eigo komyunikeeshon nouryoku hantei tesuto CASEC-ni tsuite [CASEC: Computerized Assessment System for English Communication] Nogami, Y., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2014 Handbook of the 18th Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association, 43
Deta bunseki gyoumu o tooshite mieru tesuto no hinshitsu kanri no kadai [Quality Control of Examinations through Data Analysis] Nogami, Y. 2014 Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing, 154-155
Correcting Preposition Errors in Learner English Using Error Case Frames and Feedback Message Nagata, R., Vilenius, M., & Whittaker, E. 2014 Proceedings of 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Eisakubun no topikku oyobi puromputo no kumiawase to gakushusha no kanjiru nan'ido tono kankei. [The Relation between English Essay Topic / Prompt and the Difficulty Percieved by L2 Learners of English.] Kudo, Y., Vilenius, M., & Kobayashi, N. 2014 KATE the 38th annual convention in Chiba program abstracts
Gengo nouryoku to ronri-teki shikouryoku tono kankei: Chuukousei-e no yobi chosa no kekka kara. [Language ability and logical thinking ability: Results from preliminary tests for junior/senior high school students.] Fujita, G., Yamanoi, S., Nakamura, K.,, Yoshikawa, A., & Matsui, T. 2014 Technical Report of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education 28(5)
Ayamari ni kansuru setsumei-o teiji kanou-na zenchishi ayamari teisei shuhou. [A Method for Automatic Preposition Error Correction with Feedback Messages.] Nagata, R, Vilenius, & M., Whittaker, E. 2014 Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing
Chuugoku chousen zoku chuugakkou ni okeru tesuto-o mochiita jugyou oyobi hyouka kaizen no kokoromi: Chuugaku 2 nen no suugaku teiki kousa-ni taisuru S-P hyou bunseki no kouka. [An attempt to improve lesson content and evaluation using test in Korean junior high school in China: The effect of S-P table analysis of periodical examinations of math for the second grade junior high school students.] Han, T., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N., & Kuramoto, N. 2014 Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Hihanteki shikou to eigo ban ronriteki shikou nouryoku tesuto no kanrensei. [Relation between critical thinking and a logical thinking test in English.] Kikuchi, S., Yoshikawa, A., & Fujita, G. 2014 Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology
Relating the CEFR to the Computerized Assessment System of English Communication (CASEC) Mersiades, M, Takamura, K., Yamanoi, S., & Kobayashi, N. 2014 Handbook of the 18th Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
Reconstructing an Indo-European Family Tree from Non-native English Texts Nagata, R., & Whittaker, E. 2013 Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013)
A Study on Parameter Estimation for Multidimensional Item Response Models by Parallel Adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo Wu, C., Mayekawa, S., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2013 The 78th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society.(IMPS 2013)
Janru apuroochi wo mochiita eisakubun no naiyou tenkai no shitsuteki bunseki. [Qualitative Analysis of Textual Development in English Essays Using the Genre-Based Approach.] Kudo, Y., Vilenius, M., & Kobayashi, N. 2013 Proceedings of the 39th National Conference of the Japan Society of English Language Education
Zenchishi ayamari kenshutsu/teisei no tame no ayamari kaku fureemu no seisei. [Automatic Construction of Error Case Frames for Detecting and Correcting Preposition Errors.] Nagata, R., Mizumoto, T., & Whittaker, E. 2013 Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing
Detecting Verb-Subject Agreement Errors without Parsing Nagata, R. 2013 The IEICE transactions on information and systems
Heiretsu adaptive gata MCMC arugorizumu no teian oyobi tajigen IRT moderu no parameeta suitei ni kansuru ouyou. [A Proposal on Algorithm of Parallel Adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Application about Estimating Item Parameters on Multidimensional Item Response Theory.] Wu, C., Mayekawa, S., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2013 Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
"Test gyomu" no genzai: Daikibo Computer Test no jisshi un'ei ni okeru gyomu to jinzai. [Current testing business] Kobayashi, N. 2013 Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Kompuuta tekiou-gata tesuto no naka de, koumoku parameetaa o tekiou-teki ni suitei: 2 parameetaa moderu ni tsuite. [Estimating Item Parameter Adaptively in CAT (Computer Adaptive Test)�E�With Two Parameter Model.] Han, T., Muraki, E., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2013 Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Dictation Test niokeru ayamari no keiko. [Error Analysis of Dictation Tasks.] Kobayashi, N., Nogami, Y., Yoshikawa, A., & Hayashi, N. 2013 Handbook of the 17th Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
WEB deno moshi kara mita suugaku no kousatsu. [A Study to examine the effectiveness of computer-based mathematics testing.] Ishikawa, N. 2013 Contained in the proceedings of the 46th Autumn Conference of the Japan Society of Mathematical Education
Heiretsu-gata MCMC ni yoru tajigen IRT moderu no parameeta suitei ni tsuite.[About the Parameter Estimation for Multidimensional Item Response Models by Parallel Adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo.] Wu, C., Mayekawa, S., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2012 Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Jishu-teki ni gakushuu dekiru jisedai no eigo raithingu gakushuu sisutemu CASEC-WT (Writing Tutor).[CASEC-WT: An online tutoring system for English essay composition.] Vilenius, M., & Kobayashi, N. 2012 The 52nd Annual National Conference of the Japan Association for Language Education & Technology.)
Kompuuta tekiou-gata tesuto no naka de, koumoku parameetaa o tekiou-teki ni suitei: 2 parameetaa moderu ni tuite (3).[Estimating Item Parameter Adaptively in CAT (Computer Adaptive Test)�E�With Two Parameter Model (3)] Han, T., Muraki, E., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2012 Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
CASEC ni okeru Can-do kijutsu no kaihatsu to kekka no kousatsu.[An Investigation into the Can-Do Descriptors Developed for CASEC.] Ikeda, N., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2012 Proceedings of the JACET 51st Annual Convention
CEFR ni motozuku eigo supiikingu tesuto no kaihatsu.[Developing of an English speaking test based on CEFR.] Atobe, S., Shimazaki, N., Kobayashi, N., & Ikeda, N. 2011 Handbook of the 15th Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
DBMS o mochiite MCMC de IRT no koumoku parameeta o suiteisuru pakkeeji kaihatsu ni tsuite no kokoromi.[A Trial Package Development on Parameter Estimation for Item Response Models by Markov Chain Monte Carlo using DBMS.] Wu, C., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2011 Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Stativity hantei ni motozuita jisei ayamari kenshutsu.[Tense error detection based on verb stativity.] Nagata, R., & Sheinman, V. 2011 Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing
Bumpou ayamari jouhou oyobi hinshi / ku-jouhou tsuki eigo gakushuusha koopasu no kouchiku.[Creating a grammar error tagged and shallow-parsed English learner corpus.] Nagata, R., Whittaker, E., & Sheinman, V. 2011 Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing
Creating a manually error-tagged and shallow-parsed learner corpus Nagata, R., Whittaker, E., & Sheinman, V. 2011 HLT '11 Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies - Volume 1
Touka o zentei to shita shiken unyou ni okeru koumoku banku no iji ni kansuru shomondai.[Issues in item bank maintenance for a test operation where equating is assumed.] Nogami, Y. 2011 Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
CASEC Can-Do risuto no kaihatsu.[Developing of a Can-Do list for the CASEC.] Nogami, Y., & Hayashi, N. 2011 Handbook of the 15th Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
"Tesuto sakusei Handobukku" shoukai siriizu (dai 12 kai) Kompuuta tekiou-gata tesuto no dezain.[Introduction to "Handbook of Test Development" series (12nd) Designing Computerized Adaptive Tests.] Nogami, Y. 2011 Siken to kenshuu, 2
Tashi sentaku shiki koumoku kara naru tesuto ni tekiyousuru 3PL moderu no kahou zenkinsen parameta o sentakushi-suu no gyakusuu ni koteisuru kokoromi: 5shi takuitsu no baai.[The effects of fixing the lower asymptote parameters of the 3PL model to the reciprocal of the number of choices when it is applied to a multiple choice test: in case of five choices.] Nogami, Y., & Kobayashi, N. 2010 Proceedings of the 74th Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association
Tashi sentaku keishiki no tesuto ni okeru 2chi-gata IRT moderu no koumoku parameta no suitei to jukencha-suu ni kansuru kentou.[A study on item calibration and sample size of dichotomous IRT model applied to a multiple choice test.] Nogami, Y., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2010 Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Challenges in developing and operating CBTs in Japan. Nogami, Y., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2010 Paper presented at the 7th conference of the International Test Commission, Hong Kong, China.
A Japanese adaptive test of English as a foreign language: Developmental and operational aspects. Nogami, Y. & Hayashi, H. 2010 In van der Linden, W. J. & Glas, C. A. W. �E�Eds.�E�E Computerized adaptive testing �E�End ed.�E�E,  Springer.
Effects of Switching IRT Models from 3PL to 2PL in a CAT. Nogami, Y. 2010 Paper presented at the 2010Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Denver, Colorado, May 2, 2010.
Bees Algorithm for Construction of Multiple Equivalent Test Forms in e-Testing Songmuang, P., Ueno, M., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2010 Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Automated Multiple Equivalent Test Construction based on Bees Algorithm in Parallel Computing Songmuang, P., Ueno, M., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2010 Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education
Kompuuta tekiou-gata tesuto no naka de, koumoku parameetaa o tekiou-teki ni suitei: 2 parameetaa moderu ni tuite (keizoku).[Estimating Item Parameter Adaptively in CAT (Computer Adaptive Test)�E�With Two Parameter Model (2)] Han, T., Muraki, E., Wu, C., Kobayashi, N., & Hayashi, N. 2010 Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
A practical method for switching IRT models from 3PL to 2PL applied to an item bank in actual use. Nogami, Y., Kataoka, K., & Mayekawa, S 2009 Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Diego, CA, April 14, 2009.
Tashi sentaku keishiki no tesuto no bunseki ni shiyousuru 2chi-gata IRT moderu no sentaku ni kansuru kentou.[Dichotomous IRT model selection when analyzing data from a multiple choice test.] Nogami, Y. 2009 Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Kompyuuta tekiou-gata tesuto CASEC ni okeru koumoku no chouki shiyou no eikyou ni tsuite.[The effect of item use over long time in computerized adaptive testing in case of CASEC.] Nogami, Y. 2009 Japanese Journal for Research on Testing, 5
Tesuto sakusei hando bukku.[Japanese translation of "S. M. Downing and T. M. Haladyna (Eds.), (2006). Handbook of test development. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates."] Ikeda, H.(Ed. & Trans) 2008 The Japan Institute for Educational Measurement, Inc.
Kompuuta tekiou-gata tesuto no dezain.[Japanese translation of "Davey, T. & Pitoniak, M. J. (2006). Designing computerized adaptive tests. In S. M. Downing and T. M. Haladyna (Eds.), Handbook of test development (pp.543-573). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates."] Nogami, Y. 2008 The Japan Institute for Educational Measurement, Inc.
Shoukibo gakuryoku tesuto no tame no tesuto foomu no sakusei.[Japanese translation of "Jones, P., Smith, R. W., & Talley, D. (2006). Developing Test Forms for Small-Scale Achievement Testing Systems. In S. M. Downing and T. M. Haladyna (Eds.), Handbook of test development (pp.487-525). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates "] Sasaki, N., Sugawara, R., & Muraki, E. 2008 The Japan Institute for Educational Measurement, Inc.
Ankaa-kijun-hou o moto ni shita koumoku toukeiryou no handan ni yoru suitei.[Japanese translation of "Hambleton, R. K., & Jirka, S. J. (2006). Anchor-Based Methods for Judgmentally Estimating Item Statistics. In S. M. Downing and T. M. Haladyna (Eds.), Handbook of test development (pp.399-420). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates "] Han, T., & Hayashi, N. 2008 The Japan Institute for Educational Measurement, Inc.
Selection of an item response model for longitudinal use of an item bank. Nogami, Y. 2008 K. Shigemasu, A. Okada, T. Imaizumi, & T. Hoshino �E�Eds.�E�E New trends in psychometrics. Tokyo: Universal Academic Press.
Kompyuutaa tekiou-gata tesuto ni okeru moderu henkou no eikyou ni tsuite.[The effects of model switching on a computerized adaptive test.] Nogami, Y. 2008 Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Solving practical issues of maintaining item bank: Conversion of IRT model from 3PL to 2PL. Nogami, Y., Kataoka, K., & Mayekawa, S 2008 Paper presented at the 2008 NCME Graduate Student Poster Session, New York City, NY, March 26, 2008
An Experimental Report of Web-based Test for English Communication �E�EeTEC�E�Eand the Common European Framework of References �E�EEFR�E�E Nogami, Y., Nakano, M., Hayashi, N., &
Matsuda, H.
2008 Paper presented at the Distance Learning and the Internet Conference 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
Keiogijuku nihongo-ban CEFR chekku risuto o mochiita gakushuusha no eigo nouryoku reberu no kijutsu no kokoromi.[Describing proficiency level of EFL students using the Japanese version Keio CEFR check list.] Atobe, S., Sakai, M., Nogami, Y., & Kataoka, N. 2008 Handbook of the 12nd Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
A Method for Recognizing Noisy Romanized Japanese Words in Learner English Nagata, R., Kakegawa, J., Sugimoto, H., & Yabuta, Y. 2008 IECE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Kompuuta tekiou-gata tesuto no naka de, koumoku parameetaa o tekiou-teki ni suitei: 2 parameetaa moderu ni tsuite.[Estimating Item Parameter Adaptively in CAT (Computer Adaptive Test)�E�With Two Parameter Model.] Han, T., & Muraki, E. 2008 Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Douteki tesuto-hou ni yoru gakushuu kouka koujou eno michi.[A way of improvement on learning outcome by dynamic testing.] Ikeda, H. 2007 In Symposia Planned by the Organizing Commitee, "Test and evaluation designed for useful teaching and guidance",
The 48th Meeting of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, Annual Report of Educational Psychology in Japan, Vol 46.
Shukanteki repooto hyouka no keiretsu-kouka o keigensuru tsuuru no kaihatsu to hyouka.[Development and Evaluation of a Tool to Reduce Recency Effect in Human Report Evaluation.] Tsubakimoto, M., & Akahori, K. 2007 Japan Journal of Educational Technology, 30(4)
Naiyou to tokuten no kashi-ka ni yoru bunshou saiten shien to ninnchi-teki yuudou kouka: jouhou kyouiku no repooto bunshou ni yoru kentou.[Supports of Grading Composition in Information Education by Visualization of Contents and Marks and Effects of Cognitive Inducements.] Tsubakimoto, M., Yanagisawa, M., & Akahori, K. 2007 Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology
Kyouyou shiken igaku-kei CBT no seishiki jisshi dai 1 kaime no kekka ni tsuite: toraiaru no seiseki tono hikaku.[Report on the CBT results of the first regular Common Achivement Tests for Medical Students Prior to Clinical Clerkship  - Comparison with the trial test results -] Nitta, Y., Mayekawa, S., Yanagimoto T., Maeda, T., Ikeda, H., Saito, N., Fukuda, Y., Ishida, T., Takaku, F., & Nara, N. 2007 Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Eigo kyouiku ni okeru konpyuuta tesuto no katsuyou jirei.[Examples of Computerized Test in English Education.] Hayashi, N., & Yabuta, Y. 2007 Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Selection of an item response model for longitudinal use of an item bank. Nogami, Y. 2007 Abstracts of the 15th International Meeting and the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society
Tashi sentaku keishiki ni yoru goi saizu sokutei tesuto no gosa no suitei houhou ni tsuite.[A method to estimate measurement error of a multiple-choice vocabulary size test.] Nogami, Y. 2007 Handbook of the 11st Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
Kompyuuta tekiou-gata tesuto ni okeru koumoku banku no bunkatsu unyou ni tsuite.[Item bank division in a computerized adaptive test.] Nogami, Y. 2007 Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing
Kompyuutaa ni yoru jidou tensaku kinou o sonaeta pafoomansu-gata eibunpou gakushuu kyouzai no kaihatsu.[Developing a performance-based computerized tutoring system for English grammar with automated correction function.] Sugimoto, H., Yabuta, Y., Yamanashi, T., & Nogami, Y. 2007 Proceedings of the JACET 45th Annual Convention
Estimating Item Parameter Adaptively In CAT �E�Eomputer AdaptiveTest�E�E--With one Parameter model Han, T. 2007 Abstracts of the 15th International Meeting and the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society
Gakushuu-sha no pafoomansu hyouka.[Japanese translation of "Gagne, R. M., Wager, W. W., Golas, K. C., & Keller, J. M. (2005). Assessing student performance. In R. M. Gagne, W. W. Wager, K. C. Golas, J. M. Keller, & J. D. Russell (Eds.) Principles of Instructional design (pp. 264-289). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.".] Sasaki, N. 2007 Kitaohji Shobo
Naishin-sho seiseki to moshi no hensa-chi tono kankei o dou miruka?[How to interpret the relationship with academic transcript to the standardized trial examination.] Ikeda, H. 2006 Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing.
Kijutsu-shiki wabun eiyaku tesuto no saiten ni okeru shinrai-sei no kentou.[Investigating the reliability of scoring an open-ended Japanese-English translation test.] Nogami, Y. 2006 Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology
Kompyuuta tekiou-gata tesuto CASEC no koumoku rouei ni kakawaru shomondai.[Issues in item compromise of a computerized adaptive test 'CASEC'.] Nogami, Y. 2006 Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing.
The benefits of using computer adaptive test in high school English education: An empirical study of applying computer adaptive test, CASEC. Yabuta, Y. Nogami, Y., & Matsuzaki, H. 2006 Abstracts of the 4th Asia TEFL International Conference Program.
Tekiou-gata tesuto ni oite no koumoku parameetaa-chi ni tsuite no kentou sono 1 parameetaa no suitei-houhou ni tsuite.[] Han, T., & Muraki, E. 2006 Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing.
Koumoku hannou riron ka koumoku outou riron ka? Yakugo o meguru watashi no kenkai.[Which one is recommendable "Koumoku-Hannou-Riron" or "Koumoku-Outou-Riron" as Japanese translated words for the English term "Item Response Theory" ? - A proposal for proper use -] Ikeda, H. 2004 Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of The Japan Association for Research on Testing.
Practical use of computerized adaptive testing in Japan: Development and operation of "CASEC." Hayashi, N., Nogami, Y., Maeda, K., & Ikeda, H. 2004 28th International Congress of Psychology �E�ECP2004�E�EProgram Book.
Kompyuuta tesuto no hatten to jitsuyou-rei.[Developments in computerized testing and practical examples.] Maeda, M., & Nogami, Y. 2004 Proceedings of the JACET 43rd Annual Convention

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