ERIC Number: ED426106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Integer Programming Approach to Item Pool Design. Research Report 98-11.
van der Linden, Wim J.; Veldkamp, Bernard P.; Reese, Lynda M.
An integer programming approach to item pool design is presented that can be used to calculate an optimal blueprint for an item pool to support an existing testing program. The results are optimal in the sense that they minimize the efforts involved in actually producing the items as revealed by current item writing patterns. Also, an adaptation of the models for use as a set of monitoring tools in item pool management is presented. The approach is demonstrated empirically for an item pool designed for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). (Contains 2 tables and 30 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Item Banks, Item Response Theory, Models, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing Programs
Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law School Admissions Council, Newtown, PA.
Authoring Institution: Twente Univ., Enschede (Netherlands). Faculty of Educational Science and Technology.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Law School Admission Test