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ERIC Number: ED050235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 45
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Comparison of Computer-Simulated Conventional and Branching Tests.
Waters, Carrie W.
As part of a continuing research program to improve screening of enlisted men, this study was undertaken to compare a variety of computer-simulated conventional and branching tests and to extend the theoretical analysis of branching techniques. The degree of coordination between test scores and underlying ability is used to compare conventional tests of varying lengths, difficulty, and item validity with branching tests, which permit the use of items individualized according to the examinee's ability. The analysis shows that in tests with higher item validities, a branching test correlates better with ability than does any conventional test, thereby demonstrating the research promise of branching tests. The results also provide useful guidelines for designing further studies of programed tests. (BH)
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Authoring Institution: Behavior and Systems Research Lab. (Army), Arlington, VA.