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Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment

Applying Test Equating Methods

Using R

Authors: González, Jorge, Wiberg, Marie

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  • Discusses how to perform traditional and modern equating methods within R, a platform that has grown in popularity over the last decade and which is freely available from the web
  • Includes the latest innovative equating methods and practical guidelines on how they should be performed
  • Illustrates both the application of several equating methods as well as how to assess them and choose among them
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This book describes how to use test equating methods in practice. The non-commercial software R is used throughout the book to illustrate how to perform different equating methods when scores data are collected under different data collection designs, such as equivalent groups design, single group design, counterbalanced design and non equivalent groups with anchor test design. The R packages equate, kequate and SNSequate, among others, are used to practically illustrate the different methods, while simulated and real data sets illustrate how the methods are conducted with the program R. The book covers traditional equating methods including, mean and linear equating, frequency estimation equating and chain equating, as well as modern equating methods such as kernel equating, local equating and combinations of these. It also offers chapters on observed and true score item response theory equating and discusses recent developments within the equating field. More specifically it covers the issue of including covariates within the equating process, the use of different kernels and ways of selecting bandwidths in kernel equating, and the Bayesian nonparametric estimation of equating functions. It also illustrates how to evaluate equating in practice using simulation and different equating specific measures such as the standard error of equating, percent relative error, different that matters and others.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
$84.99 (listprice)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51824-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
$109.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51822-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
$109.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-84750-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applying Test Equating Methods
Book Subtitle
Using R
Authors
Series Title
Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51824-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51824-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51822-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84750-4
Series ISSN
2367-170X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 196
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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