ERIC Number: ED419006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Simultaneous Assembly of Multiple Test Forms.
van der Linden, Wim J.; Adema, Jos J.
An algorithm for the assembly of multiple test forms is proposed in which the multiple-form problem is reduced to a series of computationally less intensive two-form problems. At each step one form is assembled to its true specifications; the other form is a dummy assembled only to maintain a balance between the quality of the current form and the remaining forms. It is shown how the method can be implemented using the technique of 0-1 linear programming. Two empirical examples using a former item pool from the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are given - one in which a set of parallel forms is assembled and another in which the targets for the information functions of the forms are shifted systematically. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures, and 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Linear Programming, Test Construction, Test Format
Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Twente Univ., Enschede (Netherlands). Faculty of Educational Science and Technology.
Identifiers: Law School Admission Test; Parallel Test Forms
Note: Portions of this paper presented at the National Assessment Governing Board Achievement Levels Workshop (Boulder, CO, August 20-22, 1997).