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ERIC Number: EJ960380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0655
Evaluating Equating Results: Percent Relative Error for Chained Kernel Equating
Jiang, Yanlin; von Davier, Alina A.; Chen, Haiwen
Journal of Educational Measurement, v49 n1 p39-58 Spr 2012
This article presents a method for evaluating equating results. Within the kernel equating framework, the percent relative error (PRE) for chained equipercentile equating was computed under the nonequivalent groups with anchor test (NEAT) design. The method was applied to two data sets to obtain the PRE, which can be used to measure equating effectiveness. The study compared the PRE results for chained and poststratification equating. The results indicated that the chained method transformed the new form score distribution to the reference form scale more effectively than the poststratification method. In addition, the study found that in chained equating, the population weight had impact on score distributions over the target population but not on the equating and PRE results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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