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ERIC Number: EJ950177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Analysing Item Position Effects due to Test Booklet Design within Large-Scale Assessment
Hohensinn, Christine; Kubinger, Klaus D.; Reif, Manuel; Schleicher, Eva; Khorramdel, Lale
Educational Research and Evaluation, v17 n6 p497-509 2011
For large-scale assessments, usually booklet designs administering the same item at different positions within a booklet are used. Therefore, the occurrence of position effects influencing the difficulty of the item is a crucial issue. Not taking learning or fatigue effects into account would result in a bias of estimated item difficulty. The occurrence of position effects is examined for a 4th-grade mathematical competence test of the Austrian Educational Standards by means of the linear logistic test model (LLTM). A small simulation study assesses the test power for this model. Overall, the LLTM without a modelled position effect yielded a good model fit. Therefore, no relevant global item position effect could be found for the analysed mathematical competence test. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Austria