ERIC Number: EJ574594
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Trace Lines for Classification Decisions.
Schwarz, Richard D.
Applied Measurement in Education, v11 n4 p311-30 1998
Referral, placement, and retention decisions were analyzed using item response theory (IRT) to study whether classification decisions could be placed on the latent continuum of ability normally associated with test items and to study the existence of classification differential item functioning. Results with 352 kindergarten children demonstrate analyzing decisions as a new unit of analysis for IRT. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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