This topic is designed for students who wish to understand and use advanced methods for the assessment of educational achievement and the measurement of latent traits such as attitude. Theories covered include an overview of classical test theory and a detailed investigation of item response theory, specifically, the Rasch measurement model. Concepts covered include measurement, validity, reliability, equating, computer adaptive testing, standard setting, and estimation procedures. The core focus of the topic is on the application of advanced measurement models in reporting achievement and the improvement of assessment tasks. A theme of the topic is to explore the philosophical assumptions and social contexts of educational assessments.
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