In recent years the educational community has increasingly embraced digital technologies for the purposes ofdeveloping alternative learning environments, providing diagnostic feedback, and fostering the development of socalled21st-century skills. This special issue is dedicated to bridging recent work from the disciplines of educationaland psychological assessment and educational data mining (EDM) via the assessment design and implementationframework of evidence-centered design (ECD). It consists of a series of five papers: one conceptual paper on ECD,three applied case studies that use ECD and EDM tools, and one simulation study that relies on ECD for its designand EDM for its implementation. In this introduction, we discuss the underlying rationales for the special issue inmore detail, provide a short introduction to ECD, and describe the focus of the five selected papers.
How to Cite
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- The Author retains copyright in the Work, where the term â€śWorkâ€ť shall include all digital objects that may result in subsequent electronic publication or distribution.
- Upon acceptance of the Work, the author shall grant to the Publisher the right of first publication of the Work.
- The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a Creative Commons 4.0 License (Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), or its equivalent, which, for the avoidance of doubt, allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions:
- Attributionâ€”other users must attribute the Work in the manner specified by the author as indicated on the journal Web site;
- Noncommercialâ€”other users (including Publisher) may not use this Work for commercial purposes;
- No Derivative Worksâ€”other users (including Publisher) may not alter, transform, or build upon this Work,with the understanding that any of the above conditions can be waived with permission from the Author and that where the Work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
- The Author is able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), as long as there is provided in the document an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a pre-publication manuscript (but not the Publisherâ€™s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (see The Effect of Open Access). Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.
- Upon Publisherâ€™s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Authorâ€™s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use.
- The Author represents and warrants that:
- the Work is the Authorâ€™s original work;
- the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party;
- the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;
- the Work has not previously been published;
- the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and
- the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.
- The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Authorâ€™s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 6 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisherâ€™s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.