Simultaneous assembly of multiple test forms

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Abstract

An algorithm for the assembly of multiple test forms is proposed in which the multiple-form problem is reduced to a series of computationally less intensive two-form problems. At each step one form is assembled to its true specifications; the other form is a dummy assembled only to maintain a balance between the quality of the current form and the remaining forms. It is shown how the method can be implemented using the technique of 0-1 linear programming. Two empirical examples using a former item pool from the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are given - one in which a set of parallel forms is assembled and another in which the targets for the information functions of the forms are shifted systematically.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede, the Netherlands
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Publication series

NameOMD research report
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology
No.97-04

Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Test Format
  • Linear Programming
  • Foreign Countries
  • Test Construction
  • IR-103743
  • Higher Education

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van der Linden, W. J., & Adema, J. J. (1997). Simultaneous assembly of multiple test forms. (OMD research report; No. 97-04). Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology.
van der Linden, Willem J. ; Adema, Jos J. / Simultaneous assembly of multiple test forms. Enschede, the Netherlands : University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology, 1997. (OMD research report; 97-04).
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Enschede, the Netherlands : University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology, 1997. (OMD research report; No. 97-04).

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van der Linden WJ, Adema JJ. Simultaneous assembly of multiple test forms. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology, 1997. (OMD research report; 97-04).