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ERIC Number: ED103469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 16
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Items and Instruction Evaluated Using Partitioning Procedures.
Ambrosino, Robert J.; And Others
Two studies were undertaken to demonstrate the usefulness of partitioning procedures for studying test items. Achievement test items in five content areas of educational measurement were used as stimuli to be sorted by groups of students with varying levels of sophistication with the content, with the hypothesis that sorting by classes with greater sophistication would agree more with simulated target sortings than sortings by classes with less sophistication. These sortings were analyzed using partitioning procedures. Results from both studies indicated that degree of sophistication in measurement was overall a potent variable in the sorting. In addition, several misconceptions among the students concerning the content under study were revealed. It was noted that a moderate number of students enrolled in upper-level measurement courses demonstrated what amounted to errors in knowledge in their sortings. It was concluded that the partitioning procedures were useful for studying how items are perceived by students and for determining how students organize content. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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