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Comparison of the Test-Delivery Methods

  • Cynthia G. Parshall
  • Judith A. Spray
  • John C. Kalohn
  • Tim Davey
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to highlight some of the considerations in choosing a test-delivery method. First, a brief summary of test-delivery methods is provided, followed by a discussion of aspects of a testing program on which the test-delivery models can be compared. The various elements of a testing program that were discussed in each of the individual test-delivery method chapters are used here as grounds for comparison across methods.

Keywords

Item Pool Computerize Adaptive Test Test Length Test Security Practical Characteristic 
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References

  1. Huang, C, Kalohn, J. G, Lin, C, & Spray, J. A. (2000). Estimating Item Parameters from Classical Indices for Item Pool Development with a Computerized Classification Test. (ACT Research Report) Iowa City: ACT, Inc.Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia G. Parshall
    • 1
  • Judith A. Spray
    • 2
  • John C. Kalohn
    • 2
  • Tim Davey
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.ACT, Inc.Iowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Educational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA

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