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Hendrickson, Amy; Patterson, Brian; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2010
The psychometric considerations and challenges associated with including constructed response items on tests are discussed along with how these issues affect the form assembly specifications for mixed-format exams. Reliability and validity, security and fairness, pretesting, content and skills coverage, test length and timing, weights, statistical…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Test Format, Test Construction, Test Validity
Reshetar, Rosemary; Melican, Gerald J. – College Board, 2010
This paper discusses issues related to the design and psychometric work for mixed-format tests --tests containing both multiple-choice (MC) and constructed-response (CR) items. The issues of validity, fairness, reliability and score consistency can be addressed but for mixed-format tests there are many decisions to be made and no examination or…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Construction, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Items
Engelhard, George, Jr.; Wind, Stefanie A. – College Board, 2013
The major purpose of this study is to examine the quality of ratings assigned to CR (constructed-response) questions in large-scale assessments from the perspective of Rasch Measurement Theory. Rasch Measurement Theory provides a framework for the examination of rating scale category structure that can yield useful information for interpreting the…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Rating Scales, Test Theory, Scores