Benefits of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory

Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.

 

Books & Resources:

Book

Salkind, N. J. 2013 Tests and measurement for people who (think they) hate test and measurements

Instruction:Read Pages 4–8, 41–46, 214, 243, 380

Miller, D. C., & Salkind, N. J. (2002). Guides for the selection and construction of social scales and indexes. Handbook of research design and social measurement (pp. 327–347). http://srmo.sagepub.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/view/handbook-of-research-design-social-measurement/n60.xml

Instruction:Read Pages 327–347

Miller, D. C., & Salkind, N. J. (2002). How researchers create their own scales: An assignment of last resort. Handbook of research design and social measurement (pp. 659–661). http://srmo.sagepub.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/view/handbook-of-research-design-social-measurement/n96.xml

Instruction:Read Pages 659–661

Article/Journal

Clark, L. A., & Watson, D. (1995, September). Constructing validity: Basic issues in objective scale development. http://proxy1.ncu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=1996-93318-001&site=eds-live

Instruction:Read Article

Ergüven, M. (n.d.). Two approaches in psychometric process: Classical test theory and item response theory. http://www.academia.edu/5687744/TwoApproachesinPsychometricProcessClassicalTestTheoryandItemResponseTheory

Instruction:Read Article

Magno, C. (2009, April). Demonstrating the difference between classical test theory and item response theory using derived test data. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED506058.pdf

Instruction:Read Article

Instructions:

Understanding basic measurement scale development is needed to produce accurate results. The questions below are designed to reinforce your knowledge of important measurement skills related to Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory. For this task you will respond to each question succinctly yet with sufficient specificity to demonstrate the accuracy of your understanding.

Part I:

Review the interaction graphic organizers on the website: Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers. Utilize one form of graphic organizer to produce two (2) visual presentations: one for the essential elements of Classical Test Theory and one for the essential elements of the Item Response Theory.

Part II:

Summarize the content from your graphic organizer by addressing the prompts below:

  • each component of your graphic organizer
  • instances when it is best to use either the Classical Test Theory or the Item Response Theory
  • benefits of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory
  • limitations of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory

Include your graphic organizer as an appendix after the reference page.

Length: 4–6 pages, not including a title or reference pages

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