Accession Number:

ADA134329

Title:

Estimating the Imputed Social Cost of Errors of Measurement.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

If a loss function is available specifying the social cost of an error of measurement in the score on a unidimensional test, an asymptotic method, based on item response theory, is developed for optimal test design for a specified target population of examinees. Since in the real world such loss functions are not available, it is more useful to reverse this process thus a method is developed for finding the loss function for which a given test is an optimally designed test for the target population. An illustrative application is presented for one operational test. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE