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):

Report Date:

1967-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

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 Birnbaums logistic model is briefly described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE