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Test Scoring - David M. Thissen

Test Scoring

By: David M. Thissen (Editor), Howard Wainer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th June 2001
ISBN: 9780805837667
Number Of Pages: 440

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"Test Scoring" provides a summary of traditional true score test theory and modern item response theory related to scoring tests, as well as novel developments resulting from the integration of these approaches. The background material introduced in the first four chapters builds a foundation for the new developments covered in later chapters. These new methods offer alternative psychometric approaches to scoring complex assessments.
Each of the book's contributors draws from the classic literature of traditional test theory, as well as psychometric developments of the past decade. The emphasis is on large-scale educational measurement but the topics and procedures may be applied broadly within many measurement contexts.
Numerous graphs and illustrative examples based on real tests and actual data are integrated throughout. This multi-authored volume shows the reader how to combine the coded outcomes on individual test items into a numerical summary about the examinee's performance.
This book is intended for researchers and students in education and other social sciences interested in educational assessment and policy, the design and development of tests, and the procedures for test administration and scoring. Prerequisites include an introduction to educational and psychological measurement and basic statistics. Knowledge of differential and integral calculus and matrix algebra is helpful but not required.

Overview of Test Scoring.
Traditional Test Theory and Item Response Theory
True Score Theory: The Traditional Method
Item Response Theory for Items Scored in Two Categories
Item Response Theory for Items Scored in More Than Two Categories
Factor Analytic Theory
Factor Analysis for Items Scored in Two Categories
Factor Analysis for Items or Testlets Scored in More Than Two Categories.
Special Problems, Special Solutions (A Section of Applications)
Item Response Theory Applied to Combinations of Multiple-Choice and Constructed-Response Items--Scale Scores for Patterns of Summed Scores
Item Response Theory Applied to Combinations of Multiple-Choice and Constructed-Response Items
Approximation Methods for Scale Scores
Augmented Scores--"Borrowing Strength" to Compute Scores Based on Small Numbers of Items.
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ISBN: 9780805837667
ISBN-10: 0805837663
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 12th June 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.0  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1