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Wilcox, Rand R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1979
Wilcox has described three probability models which characterize a single test item in terms of a population of examinees (ED 156 718). This note indicates indicates that similar models can be derived which characterize a single examinee in terms of an item domain. A numerical illustration is given. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Item Analysis, Mathematical Models, Probability
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Wilcox, Rand R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1983
This article provides unbiased estimates of the proportion of items in an item domain that an examinee would answer correctly if every item were attempted, when a closed sequential testing procedure is used. (Author)
Descriptors: Estimation (Mathematics), Psychometrics, Scores, Sequential Approach
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Wilcox, Rand R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
When determining criterion-referenced test length, problems of guessing are shown to be more serious than expected. A new method of scoring is presented that corrects for guessing without assuming that guessing is random. Empirical investigations of the procedure are examined. Test length can be substantially reduced. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Guessing (Tests), Multiple Choice Tests, Scoring
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Wilcox, Rand R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
A formal framework is presented for determining which of the distractors of multiple-choice test items has a small probability of being chosen by a typical examinee. The framework is based on a procedure similar to an indifference zone formulation of a ranking and election problem. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Multiple Choice Tests, Probability, Test Items