ERIC Number: ED189126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Expected Multiple-Choice Test Item Scores Under Ordinal Response Modes.
Frary, Robert B.
Ordinal response modes for multiple choice tests are those under which the examinee marks one or more choices in an effort to identify the correct choice, or include it in a proper subset of the choices. Two ordinal response modes: answer-until-correct, and Coomb's elimination of choices which examinees identify as wrong, were analyzed for scoring rule appropriateness. Rules were analyzed in terms of expected item scores for different levels of information and misinformation, defined by the subset of choices believed to contain the answer. A general method for determining answer-until-correct scores was established. Answer-until-correct scores insured uniformity of quessing, which overcomes a major fault of the Coomb's mode and conventional correction-for-guessing scoring, namely, that the instructions are interpreted differently by examinees. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Answer Until Correct; Distractors (Tests); Ordinal Response Mode
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).