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Liu, Jinghua; Sinharay, Sandip; Holland, Paul W.; Feigenbaum, Miriam; Curley, Edward – Educational Testing Service, 2009
This study explores the use of a different type of anchor, a "midi anchor", that has a smaller spread of item difficulties than the tests to be equated, and then contrasts its use with the use of a "mini anchor". The impact of different anchors on observed score equating were evaluated and compared with respect to systematic…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Test Items, Difficulty Level, Error of Measurement
Bridgeman, Brent; Trapani, Catherine; Curley, Edward – College Entrance Examination Board, 2003
The impact of allowing more time for each question on SAT® I: Reasoning Test scores was estimated by embedding sections with a reduced number of questions into the standard 30-minute equating section of two national test administrations. Thus, for example, questions were deleted from a verbal section that contained 35 questions to produce forms…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Items, Timed Tests, Verbal Tests