ERIC Number: ED236169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
An Empirical Study of Vertical Equating Methods Using the Three-Parameter Logistic Model.
Holmes, Susan E.; Doody-Bogan, Evelyn N.
The accuracy of trait estimates obtained from three vertical equating methods was examined. The procedures studied included two anchor test designs and a single-group design. Data from two content areas and two grade combinations were studied. A three-parameter logistic model was used to perform the equatings. The results obtained were used to produce pairs of true score estimates for a cross-validation sample, one estimate for each of the equated tests. Comparisons among pairs of estimates indicated that the single-group method consistently produced the most accurate results, although the advantage was small. A differential effect due to content area was reported for the two anchor test methods. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Prescriptive Reading Inventory; Three Parameter Model; Vertical Equating
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Montreal, Quebec, April 12-14, 1983).