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Issues in creating and reporting concordance results based on equipercentile methods

Issues in creating and reporting concordance results based on equipercentile methods

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Published by ACT, Inc. in Iowa City, IA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Examinations -- Scoring.,
  • Educational tests and measurements.,
  • ACT Assessment.,
  • Scholastic Assessment Test.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMary Pommerich ... [et al.].
    SeriesACT research report -- 2000-1
    ContributionsPommerich, Mary., American College Testing Program.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 28, [13] p. :
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21882236M

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[Mary Pommerich; American College Testing Program.;]. This paper focuses on methodological issues in applying equipercentile equating methods to pairs of tests that do not meet the assumptions of equating.

This. Issues in Creating and Reporting Concordance Results Based on Equipercentile Methods. Pommerich, Mary; Hanson, Bradley A.; Harris, Deborah J.; Sconing, James A. This paper focuses on methodological issues in applying equipercentile equating methods to pairs of tests that do not meet the assumptions of by: 7.

Issues in Creating and Reporting Concordance Results Based on Equipercentile Methods Practitioners appear to be increasingly faced with the difficult task of linking scores across distinct tests that were never intended to be linked. TM cn o Issues in Creating and Reporting Concordance Results Based on Equipercentile Methods o w Mary Pommerich Bradley A.

Hanson Deborah J. Harris James A. Sconing ACT PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE AND DISSEMINATE THIS MATERIAL HAS BEEN GRANTED BY 1^- VoHMgx’icii TO THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER (ERIC) U.S.

Equipercentile equating is the most general of the equating methods in that it can accommodate any degree of linearity or nonlinearity across forms.

It will also be the most accurate method when two conditions are met: (a) curvilinearity exists in the population and (b) the sample size is large enough to estimate this curvilinearity. The concordance approach (Pommerich, ) uses equating-like methods (e.g., equipercentile linking).

The creation of a concordance uses the statistical methods of equating to match the scores on tests that do not meet the requirements for equating. Processing timely data and the proper reporting and analytic capabilities enhances the ability to make more informed, evidence-based decisions.

The right reporting, analytics and information delivery strategy can have a significant impact on an organization, fundamentally changing the way people perform their jobs and how decisions are made. methods and results from the final concordance study.

The concordance tables were prepared based on the internal College Board research for various intended uses including benchmark research, score reporting, and predictive validity. They are also used by external stakeholders including, but not limited to, high school counselors, higher education. Scores on the IRT short form were equated to full test scores using a number of methods, all of which yielded similar results.

Equipercentile equating using loglinear presmoothing (Albano,   The recommendations component is a key differentiator between analysis and reporting as it provides specific guidance on what actions to take based on the key insights found in the data. Even analysis outputs such as ad hoc responses may not drive action if they fail to include recommendations.

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Livingston () has given a straightforward description of many of the major issues and procedures encountered in practice. Data reporting is all about interacting with people and getting your recommendations implemented in a timely manner.

What data reporting is not really about, is creating fancy charts and tables and/or stoning the innocent (the non-geeky people) with industry jargon.

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Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols. Register. program improvement. Alternatively, evaluation results may be used to support or justify a preexisting position, which results in little to no programmatic change.

The following diagram shows how a range of evaluation purposes can inluence the use of data, indings, and recommendations. As illustrated in the igure below, data can. However, as the current study has subjects, there are only a few scores for each of the score points from to Thus, instead of reporting the concordance table for each score point on the Duolingo test, Table 5 presents concordance results in.

Methods employed: A brief and non-technical description of the methods and techniques used, including a short review of the data on which the study is based, is given in this part of the report.

Results: This section constitutes the main body of the report wherein the results of the study are presented in clear and non-technical terms with.

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Take a look as we examine common issues in the reporting process, and how software and training can help you mend those problems. 5 Reporting Process Issues & How To Fix Them. Significance testing has a number of advantages for presenting the results of operational tests and for deciding whether to pass (defense) systems to full-rate production.

1 Significance testing is a long-standing method for assessing whether an estimated quantity is significantly different from an assumed quantity. Therefore, it has utility in evaluating whether the results of an operational. All linking methods—both IRT-based and equipercentile with or without smoothing—resulted in broadly comparable results.

Table III summarizes the quality of the linking relationship for pattern-based scoring on the IRT-based harmonized metric and for the harmonized metric linked through the equipercentile method with no smoothing.

The IRT. studied methods has been steadily on the decline, approving only three in •AOAC was repeatedly disappointing customers and communities who needed methods to solve problems. •AOAC already had a reputation of being slow and old with cumbersome processes – was potentially facing decline in the confidence of our brand.

Two linking methods used for NEAT designs are those (a) based on chain equating and (b) that use the anchor test to post-stratify the distributions of the two operational test scores to a common.

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Cross-walk tables were created using equipercentile linking and based on data collected at one time point in a longitudinal study of persons with MS (N. Qualitative methods are increasingly being used in emergency care research. Rigorous qualitative methods can play a critical role in advancing the emergency care research agenda by allowing investigators to generate hypotheses, gain an in-depth understanding of health problems or specific populations, create expert consensus, and develop new intervention and dissemination strategies.

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Theories and mixed methods research. Analyses. In the PROsetta Stone project, each pair of instruments was typically subjected to multiple linking methods,20 This approach includes methods based on IRT and one commonly used non-IRT method (equipercentile linking),22 IRT is a family of mathematical models that estimate properties of each item response relative to a single dimension that is measured by all the items,