Accession Number : ADA241600


Title :   Item Construction and Psychometric Models Appropriate for Constructed Responses


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1989-1992,


Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON NJ


Personal Author(s) : Tatsuoka, Kikumi K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a241600.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : Constructed-response formats are desired for measuring complex and dynamic response processes which require the examinee to understand the structures of problems and micro-level cognitive tasks. These micro-level tasks and their organized structures are usually unobservable. This study shows that elementary graph theory is useful for organizing these micro-level tasks and for exploring their properties and relations. Moreover, this approach enables us to better understand macro-level performances on test items. Then, an attempt to develop a general theory of item construction is described briefly and illustrated with the domains of fraction addition problems and adult literacy. Psychometric models appropriate for various scoring rubrics are discussed.


Descriptors :   *MEASUREMENT , DYNAMIC RESPONSE , GRAPHS , LITERACY , STRUCTURES , CONSTRUCTION , PSYCHOMETRICS , ADULTS , MODELS , THEORY


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE