ERIC Number: ED123243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Selected Variables and a Comparison of the Efficiency of Two Tailored Testing Procedures.
Kalisch, Stanley James, Jr.
Two tailored testing models, specifying procedures by which the correctness of examinees' responses to a fixed number of test items are predicted by presenting as few items as possible to the examinee, were compared for their efficiency. The models differ in that one requires reconsideration of each prediction whenever additional information is obtained, and the other does not. The results of computer simulations indicated that the testing procedures were more efficient when larger data bases were used. Losses incurred with small data bases were less than the losses that would be obtained if every item were presented to each examinee. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., April 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; For a related document, see TM 005 232