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ERIC Number: ED501716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Item Analysis for Criterion-Referenced Tests
McCowan, Richard J.; McCowan, Sheila C.
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This paper describes major concepts related to item analysis for criterion-referenced tests including validity, reliability, item difficulty, and item discrimination, particularly in relation to criterion-referenced tests. The paper discussed how these concepts can be used to revise and improve items and listed suggestions regarding general guidelines for test development. The paper concluded with a brief discussion of standard setting, latent trait theory, item response theory, and differential item functioning. (Contains 11 tables.) [Funding is provided by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Development of Human Services; State University of New York (SUNY), Research Foundation
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