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How Unidimensional Are Tests Comprising Both Multiple-Choice and Free-Response Items? [microform] : An Analysis of Two Tests. Program Statistics Research Technical Report No. 93-32 / Howard Wainer and Others
Bib ID 5590152
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Wainer, Howard
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1993 
16 p. 
Summary

The relationship between the multiple-choice and free-response sections of the Computer Science and Chemistry tests of the College Board's Advanced Placement program was studied. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the free-response sections measure the same underlying proficiency as the multiple-choice sections for the most part. However, there was a significant, if relatively small, amount of local dependence among the free-response items that produced a small degree of multidimensionality for each test. Data from the Computer Science test came from 2 random samples of 1,000 students each from a previous study of the 1988 test administration. Data from the Chemistry test came from a sample of 2,000 students choosing one free-response problem and 2,000 choosing another. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure, and 17 references.) (Author/SLD)

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Sponsoring Agency: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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Subjects Advanced Placement.  |  Chemistry.  |  Computer Science.  |  High School Students.  |  High Schools.  |  Multiple Choice Tests.  |  Test Construction.  |  Test Items.  |  Free Response Test Items Unidimensionality (Tests)  |  Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB) Confirmatory Factor Analysis Multidimensionality (Tests)
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
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