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ERIC Number: EJ922110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3123
Optimal Partitioning of Testing Time: Theoretical Properties and Practical Implications
Wang, Tianyou; Zhang, Jiawei
Psychometrika, v71 n1 p105-120 Mar 2006
This paper deals with optimal partitioning of limited testing time in order to achieve maximum total test score. Nonlinear optimization theory was used to analyze this problem. A general case using a generic item response model is first presented. A special case that applies a response time model proposed by Wang and Hanson (2005) is also presented. Theoretical properties of the optimal solution are derived. Their practical implications to optimal test-taking strategies are also discussed. The theoretical properties are in general agreement with the conventional advice to the examinees on pacing strategy.
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Language: English
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