ERIC Number: ED389755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Selection Methods for Optimal Test Design. Research Report 94-4.
Berger, Martijn P. F.; Veerkamp, Wim J. J.
The designing of tests has been a source of concern for test developers over the past decade. Various kinds of test forms have been applied. Among these are the fixed-form test, the adaptive test, and the testlet. Each of these forms has its own design. In this paper, the construction of test forms is placed within the general framework of optimal design theory. A review of various objective functions and methods for the designing of different test forms is given. The advantages of using these methods are discussed, and an illustration of an optimal test design is provided. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table, and 36 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Foreign Countries, Research Design, Selection, Test Construction, Test Format, Test Items, Test Theory
Bibliotheek, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Twente Univ., Enschede (Netherlands). Faculty of Educational Science and Technology.