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ERIC Number: EJ1111381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 71
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Model Analysis and Model Creation: Capturing the Task-Model Structure of Quantitative Item Domains. Research Report. ETS RR-06-11
Deane, Paul; Graf, Edith Aurora; Higgins, Derrick; Futagi, Yoko; Lawless, René
ETS Research Report Series, May 2006
This study focuses on the relationship between item modeling and evidence-centered design (ECD); it considers how an appropriately generalized item modeling software tool can support systematic identification and exploitation of task-model variables, and then examines the feasibility of this goal, using linear-equation items as a test case. The first half of the study examines task-model structures for linear equations and their relevance to item difficulty within ECD. The second half of the study presents prototype software, a Model Creator system for pure math items, designed to partially automate the creation of variant item models reflecting different combinations of task-model variables. The prototype is applied to linear equations but is designed to generalize over a range of pure mathematical content types.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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