Accession Number:

AD0699552

Title:

A THEORETICAL STUDY OF TWO-STAGE TESTING

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

When items cannot be answered correctly by guessing, certain two- stage testing procedures are about as effective over the ability range of interest as the best up-and-down procedures studied previously. A two-stage testing procedure consists of a routing test followed by one of several alternative second-stage tests. The choice of the second-stage test administered is determined by the examinees score on the routing test. The study attempts to find, under specified restrictions, some good designs for two- stage testing. A good procedure is one that provides reasonably accurate measurement for examinees who would obtain near-perfect or near-zero scores on a conventional test.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE