Accession Number:

ADA001230

Title:

Simulation Studies of Two-Stage Ability Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Monte Carlo simulation procedures were used to study the psychometric characteristics of two two-stage adaptive tests and a conventional peaked ability test. Results showed that scores yielded by both two-stage tests better reflected the normal distribution of underlying ability. Ability estimates yielded by one of the two stage tests were more reliable and had a slightly higher relationship to underlying ability than did the conventional test scores. Several improvements in the construction of two-stage tests are suggested for use in further research.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE