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ERIC Number: EJ1129405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Detection of Item Preknowledge Using Likelihood Ratio Test and Score Test
Sinharay, Sandip
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v42 n1 p46-68 Feb 2017
An increasing concern of producers of educational assessments is fraudulent behavior during the assessment (van der Linden, 2009). Benefiting from item preknowledge (e.g., Eckerly, 2017; McLeod, Lewis, & Thissen, 2003) is one type of fraudulent behavior. This article suggests two new test statistics for detecting individuals who may have benefited from item preknowledge; the statistics can be used for both nonadaptive and adaptive assessments that may include either or both of dichotomous and polytomous items. Each new statistic has an asymptotic standard normal n distribution. It is demonstrated in detailed simulation studies that the Type I error rates of the new statistics are close to the nominal level and the values of power of the new statistics are larger than those of an existing statistic for addressing the same problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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