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The Accuracy of Accuracy Estimates for Single Form Dichotomous Classification Exams

Abstract The use of exams for classification purposes has become prevalent across many fields including professional assessment for employment screening and standards based testing in educational settings. Classification exams assign individuals to performance groups based on the comparison of their observed test scores to a pre-selected criterion (e.g. masters vs. nonmasters in dichotomous classification scenarios). The successful use of exams for classification purposes assumes at least minimal levels of accuracy of these classifications. Classification accuracy is an index that reflects the rate of correct classification of individuals into the same category which contains their true ability score. Traditional methods estimate classification accu... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kunze, Katie L. (Author) / Gorin, Joanna (Advisor) / Levy, Roy (Advisor) / Green, Samuel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational tests & measurements / Educational psychology / Quantitative psychology and psychometrics / Classification Accuracy / Classification Exams / Item Response Theory
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 104 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Educational Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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