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ERIC Number: EJ886513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0655
How Often Do Subscores Have Added Value? Results from Operational and Simulated Data
Sinharay, Sandip
Journal of Educational Measurement, v47 n2 p150-174 Sum 2010
Recently, there has been an increasing level of interest in subscores for their potential diagnostic value. Haberman suggested a method based on classical test theory to determine whether subscores have added value over total scores. In this article I first provide a rich collection of results regarding when subscores were found to have added value for several operational data sets. Following that I provide results from a detailed simulation study that examines what properties subscores should possess in order to have added value. The results indicate that subscores have to satisfy strict standards of reliability and correlation to have added value. A weighted average of the subscore and the total score was found to have added value more often.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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