ERIC Number: ED212497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Item Analysis of Tests Designed for Diagnosing Bugs: Item Relational Structure Analysis Method.
Tatsuoka, Kikumi K.; Tatsuoka, Maurice M.
A new system of order analysis, developed by Takeya and called Item Relations Structure Analysis (IRSA), was described and used for examining the structural relations among a set of 24 items on the addition and subtraction of fractions. A diagraph showing 16 chains of items that had discernibly common features was generated by this method, and implications for diagnostic error analysis were discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Addition, Computation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Fractions, Item Analysis, Mathematics Education, Models, Problem Solving, Subtraction, Test Items, Testing
Kikumi Tatsuoka, Computer-Based Education Research Lab., 252 Engineering Research Lab., 103 S. Mathews, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, IL 61801 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.