ERIC Number: ED247271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Utility of the Beta-Multinomial Distribution in Multiple Classification Scheme.
Peng, Chao-Ying Joanne
This study is an attempt to answer the following research question: can the reliability of a criterion-referenced test be accurately determined according to a multiple classification of the student's performance? Specifically, the study pursues the beta-multinomial model, which postulates the probability distribution of an examinee's degree of mastery on a criterion-referenced test. From this model, a procedure for assessing the reliability of the testing instrument was developed. Simulated data based on the beta-multinomial distributions did not depart significantly from those generated by the beta-binomial model. However, these results should not preclude the utility of beta-multinomial models in this context. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Beta Binomial Test Model; Beta Multinomial Test Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).