ERIC Number: ED137359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Internal Consistency Estimate for Criterion-Referenced Tests.
Strasler, Gregg M.; Raeth, Peter G.
The study investigated the feasibility of adapting the coefficient k introduced by Cohen (1960) and elaborated by Swaminathan, Hambleton, and Algina (1974) to an internal consistency estimate for criterion referenced tests in single test administrations. The authors proposed the use of k as an internal consistency estimate by logically dividing criterion referenced tests into two subtests, each tapping mirrored behavioral levels and content areas. Using a computer program developed by the second author, results were tabulated on 93 seventh graders in an experimental study involving a series of multiple-choice tests in the areas of ecology and geometry. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New York, New York, April 1977)