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ERIC Number: EJ1033088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
A Third-Order Item Response Theory Model for Modeling the Effects of Domains and Subdomains in Large-Scale Educational Assessment Surveys
Rijmen, Frank; Jeon, Minjeong; von Davier, Matthias; Rabe-Hesketh, Sophia
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v39 n4 p235-256 Aug 2014
Second-order item response theory models have been used for assessments consisting of several domains, such as content areas. We extend the second-order model to a third-order model for assessments that include subdomains nested in domains. Using a graphical model framework, it is shown how the model does not suffer from the curse of multidimensionality. We apply unidimensional, second-order, and third-order item response models to the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Our findings suggest that deviations from unidimensionality are more pronounced at the content domain level than at the cognitive domain level and that deviations from unidimensionality at the content domain level become negligible after taking into account topic areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study