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ERIC Number: ED069783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 39
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Individualized Testing and Item Characteristic Curve Theory.
Lord, Frederic M.
An elementary survey of item characteristic curve theory, centered around the problems of individualized (tailored) testing, is presented. Following the introduction, discussions are provided of the following: Test Theory for Itemized Tests; The Guttman Scale; Item Characteristic Curve Theory; An Alternative Model; Specialization, Application, and Evaluation; Pretesting; The Statistical Estimation of Ability; A Simpler Procedure for Estimating Ability; Stochastic Approximation; The Staircase Method for Selecting the Test Questions; Scoring the Answers; Evaluation of Testing Methods; and Relation to Psychophysical Methods. An extensive list of references is provided. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.