ERIC Number: ED205601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Some Statistical Procedures for Domain-Referenced Testing: A Handbook for Practitioners.
Brennan, Robert L.
This handbook treats a restricted set of statistical procedures for addressing some of the most prevalent technical issues that arise in domain-referenced testing. The procedures discussed here were chosen because they do not necessitate extensive computations. The five major sections of the paper cover: (1) item analysis procedures for using data to help identify items that may be flawed; (2) a simple procedure for establishing a cutting score; (3) a procedure for establishing an advancement score; (4) two types of error that can be made when a decision about an examinee is based on the examinee's observed score rather than his or her universe score; and (5) a number of issues associated with assessing the quality of domain-referenced measurement procedures for a group of examinees. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Personnel Research and Development Lab., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.