Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(1), pp. 164 - 170
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070121
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How the Length and Characteristics of Routing Module Affect Ability Estimation in ca-MST?


Nagihan Boztunç Öztürk *
Lifelong Learning Center, Hacettepe University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In this study, how the length and characteristics of routing module in different panel designs affect measurement precision is examined. In the scope of the study, six different routing module length, nine different routing module characteristics, and two different panel design are handled. At the end of the study, the effects of conditions on measurement precision are examined by estimating correlation, RMSE and SEE for final theta estimation values. According to the results, it is seen that as the routing module length increases, lower RMSE and higher correlation are obtained. Nevertheless; good results were obtained in both panel designs even if the a and c distributions were outside the range suggested in the literature where routing module length is 15 and above. In addition, the three-stage panel design generally yielded better results in terms of measurement accuracy.

KEYWORDS
Computerized Multistage Testing, Routing Module, Routing Module Length, Item Characteristics, Measurement Precision

Cite this paper
Nagihan Boztunç Öztürk . "How the Length and Characteristics of Routing Module Affect Ability Estimation in ca-MST?." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.1 (2019) 164 - 170. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070121.