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Measurement Problems

Wainer, Howard
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RR-92-12, PSRTR-92-20
ETS Research Report
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Data Analysis, Equated Scores, Scoring, Statistical Analysis, Test Validity, Testing Problems


History teaches the continuity of science; the developments of tomorrow have their genesis in the problems of today. Thus, any attempt to look forward is well begun with an examination of unsettled questions. Since a clearer idea of where we are going smooths the path into the unknown future, a periodic review of such questions is prudent. The present day, lying near the juncture of the centuries, is well suited for such a review. This paper reports twenty unsolved problems in educational measurement and points toward what seem to be promising avenues of solution. (24pp.)

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