Book Chapter

Guttman Analysis

P Griffin, M Francis, P Robertson

Assessment for Teaching | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2018


This chapter introduces the Guttman Analysis, an effective tool for grouping students based on demonstrated skills. The chapter provides a step-by-step process through which teachers can organise data from either objective or judgement-based assessment tasks into a readily interpretable and visual form. The chapter shows teachers how to interpret data to evaluate the reliability of an assessment task, both at a general and item level. The implications for this sort of analysis are considered, including the scenario where an assessment task foes not capture skills within a student's ZPD. Finally, teachers are introduced to the process of using data to target teaching through the formation of ..

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