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Applying item response theory in language test item bank building

Author: Gábor Szabó
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2008.
Series: Language testing and evaluation, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Item Response Theory, though it has become a widely recognized tool in language testing research, is still not used frequently in practical language assessment projects. This book intends to provide a theoretical overview as well as to give practical guidance concerning the application of IRT in item bank building in a language testing context by presenting a particular project in a higher education setting.
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Szabó, Gábor, 1968-
Applying item response theory in language test item bank building.
Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2008
(OCoLC)608611310
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gábor Szabó
ISBN: 9783631568514 3631568517
OCLC Number: 187291812
Description: 194 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Measurement Theory --
1.1. General Concerns --
1.2. Educational Measurement --
1.3. Classical Test Theory --
1.3.1. The True Score Model --
1.3.2. Reliability --
1.3.3. Validity --
1.3.4. Traditional Item and Person Statistics --
1.3.5. Summary --
1.4. Item Response Theory (IRT) --
1.4.1. Central Concepts --
1.4.2. IRT Assumptions --
1.4.3. IRT Models --
1.4.3.1. The One-Parameter Logistic Model-The Rasch Model --
1.4.3.2. The Two-Parameter Logistic Model --
1.4.3.3. The Three-Parameter Logistic Model --
1.4.4 Estimation of Item Difficulty and Person Ability --
1.4.5. Model-Data Fit Statistics --
1.4.6. Practical Applications of RT Models --
1.4.7. Problems with IRT --
1.4.8. Summary --
1.5. Applications of Measurement Theory in Language Testing --
1.5.1. Classical Test Theory in Language Testing --
1.5.2. Item Response Theory in Language Testing --
2. Building a Language Testing Item Bank at UP --
2.1. Background --
2.2. Research Questions --
2.3. Stages of Development --
2.3.1. The Beginnings --
2.3.1.1. Specifications --
2.3.1.2. Structural Buildup --
2.3.2. Modifications --
2.3.3. Evaluation --
2.4. Stages of Moderation --
2.4.1. Piloting --
2.4.2. Applying Classical Test Analysis --
2.5. Building an Item Bank --
2.5.1. Applying the Rasch Model --
2.5.2. Anchoring and Item Calibration --
2.5.3. Item and Person Fit --
2.5.4. Data Management --
2.5.5. Limitations --
2.6. Taking Stock and Looking Ahead --
2.6.1. Lessons to Learn --
2.6.2. Into the Future --
2.7. Using the UP Data in Further Empirical Research --
2.7.1. Stating the problem --
2.7.2. Research design --
2.7.3. Results --
2.7.4. Implications --
2.7.5. Conclusion.
Series Title: Language testing and evaluation, v. 10.
Responsibility: Gábor Szabó.
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Item Response Theory, though it has become a widely recognized tool in language testing research, is still not used frequently in practical language assessment projects. This book intends to provide a theoretical overview as well as to give practical guidance concerning the application of IRT in item bank building in a language testing context by presenting a particular project in a higher education setting.

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