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Holland, Paul W.; Wainer, Howard – Applied Measurement in Education, 1990
The attempt by D.Edwards and C. B. Cummings to adjust state mean Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores for differential participation rates with a "fuzzy truncation model" satisfies three criteria the authors previously defined but falls short for two. Omission of sensitivity studies mars the otherwise exemplary study. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Criteria, Higher Education, Participation
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Livingston, Samuel A.; And Others – Applied Measurement in Education, 1990
Combinations of five methods of equating test scores and two methods of selecting samples of students for equating were compared for accuracy, using data from the administration of the Scholastic Aptitude Test to more than 115,000 students. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Equated Scores, Evaluation Methods, High School Students
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Dorans, Neil J.; Lawrence, Ida M. – Applied Measurement in Education, 1990
A procedure for checking the score equivalence of nearly identical editions of a test is described and illustrated with Scholastic Aptitude Test data. The procedure uses the standard error of equating and uses graphical representation of score conversion deviations from the identity function in standard error units. (SLD)
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Grade Equivalent Scores, Scores, Statistical Analysis