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ERIC Number: ED440111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 7
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KIDMAP--A Diagnostic Tool for Teachers.
Lee, Yew Jin; Linacre, John M.; Yeoh, Oon Chye
While assessment is the bread and butter of the teaching profession, its practitioners usually do not extend analysis of test responses beyond simple measures such as facility or discrimination indices in classical test theory. Item response theory (IRT) has much to offer but its nonintuitive content and difficulty make it a formidable obstacle in teachers' use of this assessment methodology. B. Wright, R. Mead, and L. Ludlow (1980) have devised a useful IRT diagnostic tool called KIDMAP that is increasingly being popularized in local school contexts. KIDMAP provides feedback on individual students' responses to test items. Strengths and weaknesses of the use of KIDMAP are briefly discussed. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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