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ERIC Number: EJ1109846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Why the Major Field Test in Business Does Not Report Subscores: Reliability and Construct Validity Evidence. Research Report. ETS RR-12-11
Ling, Guangming
ETS Research Report Series, Jun 2012
To assess the value of individual students' subscores on the Major Field Test in Business (MFT Business), I examined the test's internal structure with factor analysis and structural equation model methods, and analyzed the subscore reliabilities using the augmented scores method. Analyses of the internal structure suggested that the MFT Business measures a unidimensional construct, which does not support reporting individual students' subscores. Augmented score analyses revealed that the observed total score could approximate the true subscore more accurately than the observed subscores, which do not support reporting individuals' subscores either. The results from these two approaches provided consistent evidence in support of the current practice of not reporting individuals' subscores on the MFT Business. The relationship between the two approaches is discussed, followed by a recommendation of an alternate method for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Major Field Achievement Test in Business
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