ERIC Number: ED191861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Some Types of Test Items Do Not Fit the Rasch Model: Examples and Hypotheses.
Canner, Jane M.; Lenke, Joanne M.
Item response data were obtained from large samples of students in Grades K-community college, taking the following tests: Stanford Early School Achievement Test, Stanford Achievement Test, Stanford Test of Academic Skills, Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test, and Stanford Diagnostic Mathematical Test. Data were classified as fitting or non-fitting the Rasch model, according to mean square fit or adjusted mean square fit statistics. Non-fitting items were examined for consistencies in item content or format. Results indicated the following: (1) high percentages of spelling, reading, and mathematics items in all tests analyzed fit the Rasch Model; (2) "prior notions of likely fit" do not include specific types of item content or format; (3) items measuring knowledge of specific content may not fit if the item content is not always taught or does not follow a regular pattern of instruction at particular grades and times of year. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rasch Model; Stanford Achievement Tests; Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test; Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test; Stanford Early School Achievement Test; Stanford Test of Academic Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Boston, MA, April 8-10, 1980).