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ERIC Number: ED563435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-1
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing Form Assembly Specifications for Exams with Multiple Choice and Constructed Response Items: Balancing Reliability and Validity Concerns
Hendrickson, Amy; Patterson, Brian; Ewing, Maureen
College Board, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for Measurement in Education (NCME) (Denver, CO, May 1, 2010)
The psychometric considerations and challenges associated with including constructed response items on tests are discussed along with how these issues affect the form assembly specifications for mixed-format exams. Reliability and validity, security and fairness, pretesting, content and skills coverage, test length and timing, weights, statistical specifications, and equating concerns are all discussed. Practical suggestions for dealing with these concerns in the form assembly specifications are presented. Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams are used as examples throughout, as most all of these large-scale standardized exams contain both multiple-choice and constructed response items.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: College Board