### Abstract

Original language | Undefined |
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Place of Publication | Enschede, the Netherlands |

Publisher | University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology |

Number of pages | 34 |

Publication status | Published - 1988 |

### Publication series

Name | OMD research report |
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Publisher | University of Twente, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology |

No. | 88-14 |

### Keywords

- Latent Trait Theory
- Test Construction
- Linear Programing
- Item Banks
- Mathematical Models
- IR-104178
- Mathematical Formulas
- Adaptive Testing
- Computer Assisted Testing

### Cite this

*The construction of two-stage tests*. (OMD research report; No. 88-14). Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology.

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*The construction of two-stage tests*. OMD research report, no. 88-14, University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology, Enschede, the Netherlands.

**The construction of two-stage tests.** / Adema, Jos J.

Research output: Book/Report › Report › Other research output

TY - BOOK

T1 - The construction of two-stage tests

AU - Adema, Jos J.

PY - 1988

Y1 - 1988

N2 - Although two-stage testing is not the most efficient form of adaptive testing, it has some advantages. In this paper, linear programming models are given for the construction of two-stage tests. In these models, practical constraints with respect to, among other things, test composition, administration time, and inter-item dependencies play an important role. Research indicates that two-stage tests can be constructed both sequentially and simultaneously. Models based on the maximin model for test construction developed by W. J. van der Linden and E. Boekkooi-Timminga (1989) are formulated for the sequential case, with constraints specified at test and subtest levels. It is assumed that a bank of items calibrated under the item response model is available and that "information" is used in accordance with G. H. Fischer's information model. The maximin design is used in order to select the items that maximize the information in the test, while the resulting test information function still has the desired shape. The paper concludes that simultaneous test construction has the disadvantage of having a large number of variables; hence, constraints must be considered.

AB - Although two-stage testing is not the most efficient form of adaptive testing, it has some advantages. In this paper, linear programming models are given for the construction of two-stage tests. In these models, practical constraints with respect to, among other things, test composition, administration time, and inter-item dependencies play an important role. Research indicates that two-stage tests can be constructed both sequentially and simultaneously. Models based on the maximin model for test construction developed by W. J. van der Linden and E. Boekkooi-Timminga (1989) are formulated for the sequential case, with constraints specified at test and subtest levels. It is assumed that a bank of items calibrated under the item response model is available and that "information" is used in accordance with G. H. Fischer's information model. The maximin design is used in order to select the items that maximize the information in the test, while the resulting test information function still has the desired shape. The paper concludes that simultaneous test construction has the disadvantage of having a large number of variables; hence, constraints must be considered.

KW - Latent Trait Theory

KW - Test Construction

KW - Linear Programing

KW - Item Banks

KW - Mathematical Models

KW - IR-104178

KW - Mathematical Formulas

KW - Adaptive Testing

KW - Computer Assisted Testing

M3 - Report

T3 - OMD research report

BT - The construction of two-stage tests

PB - University of Twente, Faculty Educational Science and Technology

CY - Enschede, the Netherlands

ER -