Simultaneous Assembly of Multiple Test Forms

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Linden van der, Wim J. and Adema, Jos J. (1998) Simultaneous Assembly of Multiple Test Forms. Journal of Educational Measurement, 35 (3). pp. 185-198. ISSN 0022-0655

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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 O-1 linear programming. Two empirical examples using a former item pool from the 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.
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Copyright:© 1998 Wiley InterScience
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/58430
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3984.1998.tb00533.x
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