ERIC Number: ED161886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Tailor-APL: An Interactive Computer Program for Individual Tailored Testing. Technical Report No. 5.
McCormick, Douglas J.
Tailored testing increases the efficiency of tests by individually selecting for each person a set of items from an item pool so that the difficulty of the items selected will be such as to maximize the information provided by the score. The tailored testing procedure designed by Cliff orders persons and items on a common ordinal scale and estimates implied orders for incomplete data from observed responses where appropriate. A computer program for administering individual tailored tests was evaluated with 50 undergraduate examinees and compared with the complete test on the criterion of odd-even reliability. Although the tailored tests presented on the average only 22 items from a complete pool of 50 items, the reliability of the tailored test scores was .83 as compared to a complete test reliability of .78. In addition, these results were obtained without pretesting of items. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Psychology.