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ERIC Number: EJ819612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0655
A Comparison of the Kernel Equating Method with Traditional Equating Methods Using SAT[R] Data
Liu, Jinghua; Low, Albert C.
Journal of Educational Measurement, v45 n4 p309-323 Win 2008
This study applied kernel equating (KE) in two scenarios: equating to a very similar population and equating to a very different population, referred to as a distant population, using SAT[R] data. The KE results were compared to the results obtained from analogous traditional equating methods in both scenarios. The results indicate that KE results are comparable to the results of other methods. Further, the results show that when the two populations taking the two tests are similar on the anchor score distributions, different equating methods yield the same or very similar results, even though they have different assumptions. (Contains 6 figures, 7 tables, and 23 formulas.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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