ERIC Number: EJ443873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Identifying Negatively Discriminating Items When Test Scores Are Not Normally Distributed.
Fowler, Robert L.; Clingman, Joy M.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v52 n1 p31-39 Spr 1992
Monte Carlo techniques are used to examine the power of the "B" statistic of R. L. Brennan (1972) to detect negatively discriminating items drawn from a variety of nonnormal population distributions. A simplified procedure is offered for conducting an item-discrimination analysis on typical classroom objective tests. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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