ERIC Number: EJ262599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Using Results on k Out of n System Reliability to Study and Characterize Tests.
Wilcox, Rand R.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v42 n1 p153-65 Spr 1982
Results in the engineering literature on "k out of n system reliability" can be used to characterize tests based on estimates of the probability of correctly determining whether the examinee knows the correct response. In particular, the minimum number of distractors required for multiple-choice tests can be empirically determined. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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