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ERIC Number: ED161896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Estimating Total-test Scores from Partial Scores in a Matrix Sampling Design.
Sachar, Jane; Suppes, Patrick
It is sometimes desirable to obtain an estimated total-test score for an individual who was administered only a subset of the items in a total test. The present study compared six methods, two of which utilize the content structure of items, to estimate total-test scores using 450 students in grades 3-5 and 60 items of the ll0-item Stanford Mental Arithmetic Test. The items were sampled in such a way as to make comparisons between overlapping subtest designs and nonoverlapping subtest designs feasible. Three methods yielded fairly good estimates of the total-test score, namely regression with perfectly correlated nonoverlapping item samples, regression with correlation between item samples on overlapping subtests, and perfectly parallel overlapping or nonoverlapping item samples. The second method is suggested to be more robust than the other two and is, therefore, recommended. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A