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ERIC Number: EJ1111305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 61
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
The Fusion Model for Skills Diagnosis: Blending Theory with Practicality. Research Report. ETS RR-08-71
Hartz, Sarah; Roussos, Louis
ETS Research Report Series, Oct 2008
This paper presents the development of the fusion model skills diagnosis system (fusion model system), which can help integrate standardized testing into the learning process with both skills-level examinee parameters for modeling examinee skill mastery and skills-level item parameters, giving information about the diagnostic power of the test. The development of the fusion model system involves advancements in modeling, parameter estimation, model-fitting methods, and model-fit evaluation procedures, which are described in detail in the paper. To document the accuracy of the estimation procedure and the effectiveness of the model-fitting and model-fit evaluation procedures, this paper also presents a series of simulation studies. Special attention is given to evaluating the robustness of the fusion model system to violations of various modeling assumptions. The results demonstrate that the fusion model system is a promising tool for skills diagnosis that merits further research and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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