Accession Number : ADA291474

Title :   Evidence and Inference in Educational Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s) : Mislevy, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA291474

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : Educational assessment concerns inference about students' knowledge, skills, and accomplishments. Because data are never so comprehensive and unequivocal as to ensure certitude, test theory evolved in part to address questions of weight, coverage, and import of data. The resulting concepts and techniques can be viewed as applications of more general principles for inference in the presence of uncertainty. Issues of evidence and inference in educational assessment are discussed from this perspective. (AN)

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL INFERENCE, *COGNITION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, UNCERTAINTY, EDUCATION, SKILLS, STUDENTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, REASONING, PERFORMANCE TESTS, PROBLEM SOLVING, BAYES THEOREM, LEARNING, PSYCHOMETRICS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE