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Huang, Hung-Yu – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
Mixture item response theory (IRT) models have been suggested as an efficient method of detecting the different response patterns derived from latent classes when developing a test. In testing situations, multiple latent traits measured by a battery of tests can exhibit a higher-order structure, and mixtures of latent classes may occur on…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Bayesian Statistics, Computation
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Reckase, Mark D.; Xu, Jing-Ru – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
How to compute and report subscores for a test that was originally designed for reporting scores on a unidimensional scale has been a topic of interest in recent years. In the research reported here, we describe an application of multidimensional item response theory to identify a subscore structure in a test designed for reporting results using a…
Descriptors: English, Language Skills, English Language Learners, Scores
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Huang, Hung-Yu; Wang, Wen-Chung – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
In the social sciences, latent traits often have a hierarchical structure, and data can be sampled from multiple levels. Both hierarchical latent traits and multilevel data can occur simultaneously. In this study, we developed a general class of item response theory models to accommodate both hierarchical latent traits and multilevel data. The…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Computation, Test Reliability
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Huang, Hung-Yu; Wang, Wen-Chung – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
Both testlet design and hierarchical latent traits are fairly common in educational and psychological measurements. This study aimed to develop a new class of higher order testlet response models that consider both local item dependence within testlets and a hierarchy of latent traits. Due to high dimensionality, the authors adopted the Bayesian…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Bayesian Statistics, Computation
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Cheng, Ying-Yao; Chen, Li-Ming; Liu, Kun-Shia; Chen, Yi-Ling – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2011
The study aims to develop three school bullying scales--the Bully Scale, the Victim Scale, and the Witness Scale--to assess secondary school students' bullying behaviors, including physical bullying, verbal bullying, relational bullying, and cyber bullying. The items of the three scales were developed from viewpoints of bullies, victims, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Safety, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Wu, Chia-Huei; Chen, Lung Hung – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
In 2001, Elliot and McGregor proposed a 2 x 2 (mastery-performance x approach- avoidance) achievement goal frameworks and developed a questionnaire to measure four goals (mastery-approach, mastery-avoidance, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance goals). This study examines the dual meanings of items in 2 x 2 achievement goal…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Achievement, Objectives, Factor Analysis
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Cheng, Ying-Yao; Wang, Wen-Chung; Ho, Yi-Hui – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
Educational and psychological tests are often composed of multiple short subtests, each measuring a distinct latent trait. Unfortunately, short subtests suffer from low measurement precision, which makes the bandwidth-fidelity dilemma inevitable. In this study, the authors demonstrate how a multidimensional Rasch analysis can be employed to take…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Measurement, Correlation, Measures (Individuals)
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Beckert, Troy E.; Strom, Robert D.; Strom, Paris S.; Yang, Cheng-Ta; Singh, Archana – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2007
This study examined whether the original factor structure of the Parent Success Indicator (PSI) could be replicated with scores from generational views on both the English- and Mandarin-language versions of the instrument. The 60-item PSI was evaluated using responses from 840 Taiwanese parents (n = 429) and their 10- to 14-year-old adolescents (n…
Descriptors: Goodness of Fit, Adolescents, Factor Structure, Success
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Chang, Shun-Wen – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
This study evaluates the effects of employing the linear, normalizing, and arcsine transformation methods for constructing scale scores on the Basic Competence Test (BCTEST). Tests in three subject areas (Chinese, English, and Mathematics) were studied using the data of test administrations from 2001 to 2003. The resulting scale scores for each…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests, Test Theory, True Scores
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Wang, Wen-Chung; Chen, Hsueh-Chu – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
As item response theory (IRT) becomes popular in educational and psychological testing, there is a need of reporting IRT-based effect size measures. In this study, we show how the standardized mean difference can be generalized into such a measure. A disattenuation procedure based on the IRT test reliability is proposed to correct the attenuation…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Rating Scales, Sample Size, Error of Measurement