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ERIC Number: ED339201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Partial Credit Scoring of Cloze-Type Items.
Aghbar, Ali A.; Tang, Huixing
A study was undertaken to develop a partial credit scheme for scoring cloze-type questions on an English collocation test, obtain construct validity evidence for the test and the scoring scheme using the Rasch Partial Credit Model, and compare partial credit scoring with the more commonly used dichotomous scoring with the same test instrument. Subjects were 205 students of English as a Second Language at two colleges in western Pennsylvania. The instrument used tested mastery of verb-noun collocations such as "gain admission." Examinee responses were scored with both the partial credit scale and a conventional dichotomous scale. Statistical analysis of the scoring indicates that the partial credit scoring provides improved item discrimination and external validity, suggesting that it is more desirable both theoretically and psychometrically than the dichotomous method. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A