Test Equating pp 244-295 | Cite as

Practical Issues in Equating and Scaling to Achieve Comparability

  • Michael J. Kolen
  • Robert L. Brennan
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


Many of the practical issues that are involved in conducting equating are described in this chapter. We describe major issues and provide references that consider these issues in more depth. The early portions of this chapter focus on equating dichotomously scored paper and pencil tests. In later portions, the focus broadens to include practical issues in scaling to achieve comparability, including computerized testing and performance and other types of alternative assessments.


Practical Issue Group Design Random Group Quality Control Procedure Common Item 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Kolen
    • 1
  • Robert L. Brennan
    • 2
  1. 1.American College TestingIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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