Construction Versus Choice in Cognitive Measurement

Construction Versus Choice in Cognitive Measurement

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This book brings together psychometric, cognitive science, policy, and content domain perspectives on new approaches to educational assessment -- in particular, constructed response, performance testing, and portfolio assessment. These new assessment approaches -- a full range of alternatives to traditional multiple-choice tests -- are useful in all types of large-scale testing programs, including educational admissions, school accountability, and placement. This book's multi-disciplinary perspective identifies the potential advantages and pitfalls of these new assessment forms, as well as the critical research questions that must be addressed if these assessment methods are to benefit education.One of these measures consisted of an English Placement Test with one essay and three multiple-choice sections. ... analyses were computed to compare the prediction equations of males and females using each of the three multiple- choice sections as predictors of the essay portion. ... Sample sizes for these DIF analyses ranged from 9, 943 for White examinees to 641 for Hispanic examinees.

Title:Construction Versus Choice in Cognitive Measurement
Author:William C. Ward, Randy Elliot Bennett
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-10-12


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