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A Simulation Study to Explore Configuring the New SAT Critical Reading Section Without Analogy Items SAT IRT

Author(s):
Liu, Jinghua; Feigenbaum, Miriam; Cook, Linda L.
Publication Year:
2004
Report Number:
RR-04-01, CBR-04-02
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
16
Subject/Key Words:
New SAT Reasoning Test, Critical Thinking, Critical Reading, Simulation Studies, Item Response Theory (IRT), Data Mining, Verbal Analogies

Abstract

The results indicated that it is possible to maintain measurement precision for the new SAT critical reading section without analogy items, but it may be necessary to modify the distribution of item difficulty in order to obtain adequate precision at the ends of the score scale.

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