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2017 Conference on Test Security

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Conference on Test Security (COTS), hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  If your organization has

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All Psychometric Models Are Wrong

The British statistician George Box is credited with the quote, “All models are wrong but some are useful.”  As psychometricians, it is important that we

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Item response theory software

I recently received a email from a researcher that wanted to implement item response theory, but was not sure where to start.  It occurred to me

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What is a rubric?

What is a rubric? It’s a rule for converting unstructured responses on an assessment into structured data that we can use psychometrically. Why do we

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6 Reasons for Online Essay Marking

Why online essay marking? Essay questions and other extended constructed response (ECR) items remain a mainstay of educational assessment.  From a purely psychometric perspective, they

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