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ERIC Number: EJ1112138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
Retrofitting Non-Cognitive-Diagnostic Reading Assessment under the Generalized DINA Model Framework
Chen, Huilin; Chen, Jinsong
Language Assessment Quarterly, v13 n3 p218-230 2016
Cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs) are psychometric models developed mainly to assess examinees' specific strengths and weaknesses in a set of skills or attributes within a domain. By adopting the Generalized-DINA model framework, the recently developed general modeling framework, we attempted to retrofit the PISA reading assessments, a non-cognitive-diagnostic assessment, in three steps: (a) Q-matrices construction based on item content analysis; (b) Q-matrices validation and refinement based on a saturated CDM; and (c) reduced CDMs evaluations based on acceptable Q-matrix. Our research showed that (a) the practice of retrofitting non-cognitive-diagnostic assessment for cognitive diagnostic purpose was feasible; (b) Q-matrix construction and CDM selection were especially important when retrofitting approach was adopted; (c) compensatory and saturated CDMs could fit the PISA reading assessment better than other CDMs; and (d) the application of CDMs to reading assessments may promote research on reading construct.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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