Accession Number : AD0661793

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF THE VERBAL SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST USING BIRNBAUM'S THREE-PARAMETER LOGISTIC MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : Lord,Frederic M.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : An application of statistical inference technique to practical problems in test design and test evaluation is described, as an illustration of the kinds of results obtainable. Particular attention is given to (1) the information provided by a test at different ability levels, (2) optimum scoring weights for dichotomous items, (3) relative efficiency of different tests and of different scoring methods, (4) branched testing. The successful estimation by maximum likelihood of examinee ability and of the item parameters of Birnbaum's logistic model is briefly described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), APTITUDE TESTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, VERBAL BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE