ERIC Number: ED213754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Optimizing Test Selection Using a Cost Analysis Approach.
Wendler, Cathy L. W.
It is commonly proposed that educational and psychological assessments consist of a multifaceted procedure that incorporates scores from a variety of tests and resources. Little guidance has been offered regarding the method for selecting a combination of testing instruments used in an evaluation. The problem of test selection is discussed in the present paper using a cost-efficiency approach. A Bayesian technique for defining test efficiency is presented as a key component in the cost analysis model. Two methods for interpreting C/E ratios are suggested. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).