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ERIC Number: EJ1254326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Investigating Technology-Enhanced Item Formats Using Cognitive and Item Response Theory Approaches
Moon, Jung Aa; Sinharay, Sandip; Keehner, Madeleine; Katz, Irvin R.
International Journal of Testing, v20 n2 p122-145 2020
The current study examined the relationship between test-taker cognition and psychometric item properties in multiple-selection multiple-choice and grid items. In a study with content-equivalent mathematics items in alternative item formats, adult participants' tendency to respond to an item was affected by the presence of a grid and variations of answer options. The results of an item response theory analysis were consistent with the hypothesized cognitive processes in alternative item formats. The findings suggest that seemingly subtle variations of item design could substantially affect test-taker cognition and psychometric outcomes, emphasizing the need for investigating item format effects at a fine-grained level.
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Language: English
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