ERIC Number: ED362553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Quest: The Interactive Test Analysis System.
Adams, Raymond J.; Khoo, Siek-Toon
The Quest program offers a comprehensive test and questionnaire analysis environment by providing a data analyst (a computer program) with access to the most recent developments in Rasch measurement theory, as well as a range of traditional analysis procedures. This manual helps the user use Quest to construct and validate variables based on dichotomous and polytomous observations. Quest includes an easy-to-use control language with flexible and informative output. It can score and analyze such instruments as multiple-choice tests, Likert-type rating scales, short answer items, and partial credit items. The Rasch analysis provides item estimates, case estimates, and fit statistics, results of which can be accessed through a variety of tables and maps. Additional analyses report counts, percentages, and point-biserials for each possible response to each item. A variety of reliability indices is also available. Quest can run in batch mode, interactive mode, or a combination. Special features are described, and a licensing agreement is included for those who intend to use the software. Sixteen figures illustrate program use. (Contains 12 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software, Estimation (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Interaction, Item Response Theory, Likert Scales, Multiple Choice Tests, Questionnaires, Scoring, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability
Quest, Australian Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.