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ERIC Number: EJ1103707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Cognitive Diagnostic Models for Tests with Multiple-Choice and Constructed-Response Items
Kuo, Bor-Chen; Chen, Chun-Hua; Yang, Chih-Wei; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching
Educational Psychology, v36 n6 p1115-1133 2016
Traditionally, teachers evaluate students' abilities via their total test scores. Recently, cognitive diagnostic models (CDMs) have begun to provide information about the presence or absence of students' skills or misconceptions. Nevertheless, CDMs are typically applied to tests with multiple-choice (MC) items, which provide less diagnostic information than constructed-response (CR) items. This paper introduces new CDMs for tests with both MC and CR items, and illustrates how to use them to analyse MC and CR data, and thus, identify students' skills and misconceptions in a mathematics domain. Analyses of real data, the responses of 497 sixth-grade students randomly selected from four Taiwanese primary schools to eight direct proportion items, were conducted to demonstrate the application of the new models. The results show that the new models can better determine students' skills and misconceptions, in that they have higher inter-rater agreement rates than traditional CDMs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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