ERIC Number: ED161929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Six Single-Administration Reliability Coefficients for Criterion-Referenced Tests: A Comparative Study.
Downing, Steven M.; Mehrens, William A.
Four criterion-referenced reliability coefficicents were compared to the Kuder-Richardson estimates and to each other. The Kuder-Richardson formulas 20 and 21, the Livingston, the Subkoviak and two Huynh coefficients were computed for a random sample of 33 criterion-referenced tests. The Subkoviak coefficient yielded the highest mean value; Huynh's Kappa yielded the lowest. The two Huynh coefficients were highly positively correlated with the Kuder-Richardson 20 and 21 coefficients, and with each other; the Livingston and the Subkoviak indexes were highly correlated with each other. A two-factor principle components analysis suggested that the Subkoviak coefficient measured a test characteristic that differed from the classical internal-consistency coefficients. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annuel Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)