ERIC Number: ED212676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Factors Influencing the Psychometric Characteristics of an Adaptive Testing Strategy for Test Batteries.
Maurelli, Vincent A.; Weiss, David J.
A monte carlo simulation was conducted to assess the effects in an adaptive testing strategy for test batteries of varying subtest order, subtest termination criterion, and variable versus fixed entry on the psychometric properties of an existent achievement test battery. Comparisons were made among conventionally administered tests and adaptive tests using adaptive intra-subtest item selection with and without inter-subtest branching. The addition of inter-subtest branching resulted in levels of mean test battery information more similar to those of the full test battery, even with mean test battery reductions of 50 percent in number of items administered. Subtest order was shown to have no effect on the evaluative criteria employed. The results generally supported previous studies of this adaptive testing strategy. Suggestions for future research are presented. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychology.
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