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ERIC Number: EJ780854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0895-7347
Recommendations for Preparing and Scoring Constructed-Response Items: What the Experts Say
Hogan, Thomas P.; Murphy, Gavin
Applied Measurement in Education, v20 n4 p427-441 Sep 2007
We determined the recommendations for preparing and scoring constructed-response (CR) test items in 25 sources (textbooks and chapters) on educational and psychological measurement. The project was similar to Haladyna's (2004) analysis for multiple-choice items. We identified 12 recommendations for preparing CR items given by multiple sources, with 4 of these given by at least half of the sources; and 13 recommendations for scoring CR items given by multiple sources, with 5 given by at least half of the sources. Many recommendations received minority support or were unique to individual sources. Research is needed both on the effect of the recommendations for measurement properties and the extent to which the recommendations are adopted in practice. Appended are a list of sources used as a appendix. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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