Advances in the application of decision theory to test-based decision making

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Abstract

This paper reviews recent research in the Netherlands on the application of decision theory to test-based decision making about personnel selection and student placement. The review is based on an earlier model proposed for the classification of decision problems, and emphasizes an empirical Bayesian framework. Classification decisions with threshold utility are discussed to provide an example of the application of Bayesian theory to test-based decision making. Test results from the 1981 administration of the Eindtoets Basisonderwijs are analyzed with respect to the type of secondary education chosen by Dutch students at the end of primary education: lower vocational education, lower general education, or middle general education.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede, the Netherlands
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1985

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Keywords

  • Test Results
  • Decision Making
  • Test Use
  • Cutting Scores
  • Literature Reviews
  • Item Analysis
  • Secondary Education
  • Personnel Selection
  • Student Placement
  • Statistical Studies
  • IR-103612
  • Classification
  • Mastery Tests
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Foreign Countries
  • Test Theory

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van der Linden, W. J. (1985). Advances in the application of decision theory to test-based decision making. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology.
van der Linden, Willem J. / Advances in the application of decision theory to test-based decision making. Enschede, the Netherlands : University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology, 1985.
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Enschede, the Netherlands : University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology, 1985.

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van der Linden WJ. Advances in the application of decision theory to test-based decision making. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology, 1985.