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Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
Translation and cultural adaptation of rating scales are two critical components in testing culturally and/or linguistically heterogeneous populations. Despite the proper use of these scales, challenges typically arise from respondents' language, culture, ratiocination, and characteristics of measurement processes. This study investigated factors…
Descriptors: Investigations, Response Style (Tests), Rating Scales, Spanish Speaking
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Solano-Flores, Guillermo – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1993
Studied the ability of logical test design (LTD) to predict student performance in reading Roman numerals for 211 sixth graders in Mexico City tested on Roman numeral items varying on LTD-related and non-LTD-related variables. The LTD-related variable item iterativity was found to be the best predictor of item difficulty. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algorithms, Difficulty Level, Elementary School Students
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Alvidres, Maria D.; Whitworth, Randolph H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
A validity study on a locally developed college entrance examination was conducted. Thirteen variables combined accounted for only 20 percent of the total variance in university grade point average. A critical analysis of the entrance examination and university selection procedures is discussed and contrasted with data from United States colleges.…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries