Journal article

Building out a measurement model to incorporate complexities of testing in the language domain

Mark Wilson, Stephen Moore

Language Testing | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

This paper provides a summary of a novel and integrated way to think about the item response models (most often used in measurement applications in social science areas such as psychology, education, and especially testing of various kinds) from the viewpoint of the statistical theory of generalized linear and nonlinear mixed models. In addition, this new approach emphasizes how item response models can be coordinated and broadened to emphasize their explanatory uses beyond their standard descriptive uses. The basic explanatory principle is that item responses can be modeled as a function of qualities and features of various measurement contexts. These qualities and features can be: (a) char..

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