|An Examination of the Residual Covariance Structures of Complex Performance Exercises Under Various Scaling and Scoring Methods
||Large-scale assessment programs are increasingly including complex performance exercises along with traditional multiple-choice items in a given test. These performance assessments are developed in part to measure sets of skills that are part of the ...
|Modeling differential pacing trajectories in high stakes computer adaptive testing using hierarchical linear modeling and structural equation modeling
||"This study compares two statistical methods for modeling changes in response latency (timing) patterns on a high-stakes adaptive test: (1) hierarchical linear modeling (HLM2) and (2) growth modeling using structural equation modeling (SEM). The test...
|A comparison of traditional test blueprinting and item development to assessment engineering in a licensure context
||With the need for larger and larger banks of items to support adaptive
testing and to meet security concerns, large-scale item generation is a
requirement for many certification and licensure programs. As part of the mass
production of items, it i...
|Conditions affecting the accuracy of classical equating methods for small samples under the NEAT design: a simulation study
||Small sample equating remains a largely unexplored area of research. This study attempts to fill in some of the research gaps via a large-scale, IRT-based simulation study that evaluates the performance of seven small-sample equating methods under va...
|Data collection design for equivalent groups equating:using a matrix stratification framework for mixed-format assessment
||Mixed-format assessments are increasingly being used in large scale standardized assessments to measure a continuum of skills ranging from basic recall to higher order thinking skills. These assessments are usually comprised of a combination of (a) m...