ERIC Number: ED246071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-10
Reference Count: 0
Applying and Evaluating Rasch Vertical Equating Procedures for Out-of-Level Testing.
O'Brien, Michael L.; Tohn, Diane
This study investigated the development and application of two widely used methods of vertical equating: Rasch and Equipercentile. The assumptions underlying both techniques are discussed. Procedures for utilization of the Rasch method are illustrated. The study was conducted to determine whether, based upon Rasch vertical equating, a local school district should administer out-of-level tests (tests not on actual grade level) to exceptionally able students. A comparison was made between the school district's equating results and that of the test publisher's vertically scaled scores based on Equipercentile equating. Results indicated the publisher's vertical scale was comparable to the scale estimated from the local school district through use of Rasch equating. Limitations of both methods are discussed. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Equipercentile Equating; Out of Level Testing; Rasch Model; Vertical Equating
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (West Palm Beach, FL, February 10, 1984).