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ERIC Number: ED314498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
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Latent Trait Calibrations for the Finding Embedded Figures Test: A Study with Middle School Students.
Melancon, Janet G.; Thompson, Bruce
Latent trait measurement theory was used to investigate the measurement characteristics of both parts of a multiple-choice measure of field-independence, the Finding Embedded Figures Test (FEFT). Analysis was based on data provided by 1,528 students enrolled in one of two middle schools located in the southern United States. Of the subjects, 731 completed only Part A of the FEFT; 737 completed only Part B of the FEFT; and 60 completed both parts of the FEFT. Latent trait analyses of FEFT data from 302 undergraduate students previously studied provided a basis for comparison. Results suggest that the FEFT parts provided data with reasonable psychometric integrity. In addition to presenting results associated with the FEFT parts, the study provided a model for presenting and interpreting Rasch latent trait results. Ten tables provide study data and 20 figures illustrate the measurement characteristics. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Embedded Figures Test