ERIC Number: EJ1037218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Detection of Invalid Test Scores: The Usefulness of Simple Nonparametric Statistics
Tendeiro, Jorge N.; Meijer, Rob R.
Journal of Educational Measurement, v51 n3 p239-259 Fall 2014
In recent guidelines for fair educational testing it is advised to check the validity of individual test scores through the use of person-fit statistics. For practitioners it is unclear on the basis of the existing literature which statistic to use. An overview of relatively simple existing nonparametric approaches to identify atypical response patterns is provided. A simulation study was conducted to compare the different approaches and on the basis of the literature review and the simulation study guidelines for the use of person-fit approaches are given.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Test Validity, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Responses, Simulation, Comparative Analysis, Personality Theories, Evaluation Methods
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