ERIC Number: ED073172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Various Item Option Weighting Schemes.
This study compares various item option scoring methods with respect to coefficient alpha and a concurrent validity coefficient. The scoring methods under consideration were: (1) formula scoring, (2) a priori scoring, (3) empirical scoring with an internal criterion, and (4) two modifications of formula scoring. The study indicates a clear superiority of the empirically determined scoring system with respect to both coefficient alpha and the concurrent validity. (Author)
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Sponsor: Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: A Research Bulletin draft