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ERIC Number: EJ1040466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
Managing What We Can Measure: Quantifying the Susceptibility of Automated Scoring Systems to Gaming Behavior
Higgins, Derrick; Heilman, Michael
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v33 n3 p36-46 Fall 2014
As methods for automated scoring of constructed-response items become more widely adopted in state assessments, and are used in more consequential operational configurations, it is critical that their susceptibility to gaming behavior be investigated and managed. This article provides a review of research relevant to how construct-irrelevant response behavior may affect automated constructed-response scoring, and aims to address a gap in that literature: the need to assess the degree of risk before operational launch. A general framework is proposed for evaluating susceptibility to gaming, and an initial empirical demonstration is presented using the open-source short-answer scoring engines from the Automated Student Assessment Prize (ASAP) Challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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