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ERIC Number: ED456129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-3
Pages: 25
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Using Testlets To Identify Cognitive Domains Measured by a Kindergarten Diagnostic Assessment.
Miller-Whitehead, Marie
This study examined a 20-item diagnostic assessment designed to assess readiness of preschool children for kindergarten. Examination of student scores on the individual items of the assessment led to the proposal of the extraction of testlets composed of groups of related items to use information about students' scores better. This approach results in an assessment that essentially is composed of several one-dimensional testlets or blocks that can be scored as scales for achievement or ability on one domain, such as verbal skills. Several simple testlet models, created by principal component analysis and tested by confirmatory factor analysis, are presented, interpreted for the underlying construct, and evaluated. (Contains 5 tables and 40 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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