Accession Number:

AD0735110

Title:

A Comparison of Four Methods of Selecting Items for Computer Assisted Testing

Descriptive Note:

Technical bull.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Four methods were used to select items for shortened versions of the Navy General Classification Test GCT and the Navy Mechanical Aptitude Test MECH. Two of these methods were used to produce short linear tests, and two to produce short branching tests. Item response data banks were used for simulated administration of all short tests. Obtained scores were then correlated with full length test scores. Navy recruits item responses were used throughout. Additional recruit samples were used for administering short tests in paper-and pencil form and short branching tests via computer terminal. Correlations with previously administered full length tests were obtained.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE