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ERIC Number: ED132162
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Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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Item Reliabilities for a Family of Answer-Until-Correct (AUC) Scoring Rules.
Kane, Michael T.; Moloney, James M.
The Answer-Until-Correct (AUC) procedure has been proposed in order to increase the reliability of multiple-choice items. A model for examinees' behavior when they must respond to each item until they answer it correctly is presented. An expression for the reliability of AUC items, as a function of the characteristics of the item and the scoring rules for the item, is then derived from the model. The results indicate that the optimal scoring rule for an item depends strongly on the item's structure, and suggest general criteria for item selection when various scoring rules are used with the AUC procedure. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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