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Morley, Mary; Bridgeman, Brent; Lawless, René – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
This study investigated the transfer of solution strategies between close variants of quantitative reasoning questions. Pre- and posttests were obtained from 406 college undergraduates, all of whom took the same posttest; pretests varied such that one group of participants saw close variants of one set of posttest items while other groups saw…
Descriptors: Test Items, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving, Pretests Posttests
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Enright, Mary K.; Morley, Mary; Sheehan, Kathleen M. – Applied Measurement in Education, 2002
Studied the impact of systematic item feature variation on item statistical characteristics and the degree to which such information could be used as collateral information to supplement examinee performance data and reduce pretest sample size by generating 2 families of 48 word problem variants for the Graduate Record Examinations. Results with…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Sample Size, Statistical Analysis, Test Construction
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Bennett, Randy Elliot; Morley, Mary; Quardt, Dennis; Rock, Donald A.; Singley, Mark K.; Katz, Irvin R.; Nhouyvanisvong, Adisack – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1999
Evaluated a computer-delivered response type for measuring quantitative skill, the "Generating Examples" (GE) response type, which presents under-determined problems that can have many right answers. Results from 257 graduate students and applicants indicate that GE scores are reasonably reliable, but only moderately related to Graduate…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Computer Assisted Testing, Graduate Students, Graduate Study