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Are We Correct for Guessing in the Wrong Direction?

Author(s):
Wainer, Howard
Publication Year:
1981
Report Number:
RR-81-59, PSRTR-81-24
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
33
Subject/Key Words:
Computer Assisted Testing, Guessing Tests, Scoring, Scoring Formulas

Abstract

Traditional corrections for guessing tend to penalize the testee. Various arguments from a substantive and statistical point of view are proposed that would tend to alter the direction of most guessing corrections. A statistical procedure that takes an intermediate stance is discussed and its consequences for testing in general, and computerized adaptive testing in particular, are examined. (33pp.)

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