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Test Speededness under Number-Right Scoring [microform] : An Analysis of the Test of English as a Foreign Language / Isaac I. Bejar
Bib ID 5459732
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Bejar, Isaac I
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
62 p. 
Summary

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) was used in this study, which attempted to develop a new methodology for assessing the speededness of right-scored tests. Traditional procedures of assessing speededness have assumed that the test is scored under formula-scoring instructions; this approach is not always appropriate. In this study, the approach used capitalized on the use of item response theory in equating TOEFL. Two indices were investigated and validated against artificial data and real data. Both indices were able to identity data that contained the speed component. The application of these indices to several test forms suggested that speed did not play a significant role in TOEFL as a whole. However, the second section appeared to be affected by speed in administrations which included pretest items, resulting in a slightly shorter time allowed per item. It was recommended that the item-based index be used on an operational basis for a trial period. It was also concluded that the time limit for Section 2 be increased when new items are being pretested, or that the number of items be reduced accordingly. (GDC)

Notes

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Entrance Examinations.  |  English (Second Language)  |  Estimation (Mathematics)  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Higher Education.  |  Item Analysis.  |  Language Tests.  |  Latent Trait Theory.  |  Scoring Formulas.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Simulation.  |  Test Length.  |  Timed Tests.  |  Speededness (Tests) Test of English as a Foreign Language  |  Number Right Scoring
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Numerical/Quantitative Data.
Other authors/contributors Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
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