Accession Number : AD0734031

Title :   Use of Confidence Testing in Objective Tests,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : Echternacht,Gary J.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The development of confidence testing as a form of objective testing was traced from Hevner's initial format to that developed in recent years. Confidence testing has been used in varying forms over the past forty years as a method for increasing the amount of information available from objective test items. The paper traces the development of the procedure from Hevner's beginning method up to the various methods in use today. The term confidence testing is applied to both probabilistic testing and confidence weighting procedures. Various procedures are presented, and their relationship with personality factors is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOMETRICS, RELIABILITY), PERSONALITY, PROBABILITY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE