In adaptive testing, item selection is sequentially optimized during the test. Since the optimization takes place over a pool of items calibrated with estimation error, capitalization on these errors is likely to occur. How serious the consequences of this phenomenon are depends not only on the distribution of the estimation errors in the pool or the ratio of the test length to the pool size, but also on the structure of the item selection criterion used. A simulation study demonstrated the existence of the phenomenon empirically. It also showed that its effect on the errors in the ability estimates interacts strongly with the distribution of the items in the pool.
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Name||OMD Research Report|
|Publisher||University of Twente, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology|
- Error of Measurement
- Estimation (Mathematics)
- Test Items
- Adaptive Testing
- Foreign Countries
- Computer Assisted Testing
van der Linden, W. J., & Glas, C. A. W. (1998). Capitalization on item calibration error in adaptive testing. (OMD Research Report; No. 98-07). Enschede: University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology.