Linear Models of Optimal Test Design

Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
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This book can serve as a handbook for researchers or as a text for
students in classes on test theory, test construction, or applied
statistics.
A Brief History of Test Theory and Design .- Formulating Test Specifications .- Modeling Test Assembly Problems .- Solving Test Assembly Problems .- Models for Assembling Single Tests .- Models for Assembling Multiple Tests .- Models for Assembling Tests with Items Sets .- Models for Assembling Tests Measuring Multiple Abilities .- Models for Adaptive Test Assembly .- Designing Item Pools for Programs with Fixed Tests .- Designing Item Pools for Programs with Adaptive Tests .- Epilogue
Wim van der Linden was just given a lifetime achievement award by the National Council on Measurement in Education. There is no one more prominent in the area of educational testing. There are hundreds of computer-based credentialing exams in areas such as accounting, real estate, nursing, and securities, as well as the well-known admissions exams for college, graduate school, medical school, and law school - there is great need on the theory of testing.
This book presents the statistical theory and practice behind constructing good tests e.g., how is the first test item selected, how are the next items selected, and when do you have enough items.
Autor: W. J. M. Van Der Linden
RezensionFrom the reviews of the first edition: "ATA and OTD research-as a principal researcher and theorist, mentor, or consultant. Linear Models for Optimal Test Design represents an exceptional c ompendium of measurement literature that concisely yet thoroughly documents the expansive range of van der Linden's expertise i n ATA and OTD. This book can serve as a graduate-level textbook or as a technical handbook for researchers and practitioners. It certainly deserves a prominent spot on the book shelves of all measurement professionals interested in test design, test delivery models, and test construction. To summarize, I found Linear Models for Optimal Test Design to be highly readable. More importantly, the book captures both the breadth and depth of 20 years of research on OTD and ATA technologies. There is no other comparable text on these topics, and I believe that van der Linden's book will remain a key resource (handbook and textbook) for many years to come." (Richard M. Luecht, Applied Psychologic Measurement, Vol. 33, Number 3, May 2009) "'Test' in this book refers to educational and psychological testing, a field which has advanced dramatically in recent decades. The technical level is kept to a minimum, using little beyond 'high school algebra' and linear programming. I would like to think that this superb comprehensive synthesis of the field by one of its leading proponents will serve to broaden awareness of what can nowadays be achieved using such tools." (D.J. Hand, Short Book Reviews, Vol. 26 (1), 2006) ".Linear Models for Optimal Test Design is a succinctly written and comprehensive book on optimal test assembly that can serve as a reference book and even as a textbook for courses on test construction. It is a book taht focuses on the author's area of research, yet treats the contributions of others. The result is one of the most useful textbooks available in the field of educational testing fairly." (Jeffery Douglas for the Journal of the American Statistical Assocation, December 2006) "This book begins with a reflection on the history of test design - the core activity of all educational and psychological testing. It then presents a standard language for modeling test design problems. This book. has been written to be a helpful resource on the desk of any test specialist. This book is intended for graduate students, researchers, test specialists, and especially for anyone seriously interested in the psychometric methods field." (Yuehua Wu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1084, 2006) "Test design is the main activity of all educational and psychological testing. The book by van der Linden discusses the various aspects, logistics, problems and solutions of test designs. The book has potential as a good reference book and good guide to the researchers in this area. Exercises are provided in every chapter. The reader of this well written book does not need much mathematical or statistical background, and hence it is reachable to a wider audience." (Atanu Biswas, Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics, Vol. 68 (1), 2006) "This excellent, comprehensive book on test theory and the automatic design of standardized tests is the latest in Springer's series under the heading Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences. Psychometricians and other test construction specialists will find this book not only valuable but unique in many aspects. I consider the book to be an important document on the bookshelves of these professionals. I also consider it to be a necessary text that should be in every university or department library." (Peter Merenda, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 51 (7), 2006) "As a researcher and teacher in the field for 20 years, I would consider this book one of the most inspirational books in measurement and testing since Lord and Novick publis
Autor: W. J. M. Van Der Linden
ISBN-13:: 9780387202723
ISBN: 0387202722
Erscheinungsjahr: 08.09.2005
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 735g
Seiten: 416
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 239x164x27 mm