D-scoring Method of Measurement
Classical and Latent Frameworks
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D-scoring Method of Measurement presents a unified framework of classical and latent measurement referred to as D-scoring method of measurement (DSM). Provided are detailed descriptions of DSM procedures and illustrative examples of how to apply the DSM in various scenarios of measurement.
The DSM is designed to combine merits of the traditional CTT and IRT for the purpose of transparency, ease of interpretations, computational simplicity of test scoring and scaling, and practical efficiency, particularly in large-scale assessments. Through detailed descriptions of DSM procedures, this book shows how practical applications of such procedures are facilitated by the inclusion of operationalized guidance for their execution using the computer program DELTA for DSM-based scoring, equating, and item analysis of test data. In doing so, the book shows how DSM procedures can be readily translated into computer source codes for other popular software packages such as R. D-scoring Method of Measurement equips researchers and practitioners in the field of educational and psychological measurement with a comprehensive understanding of the DSM as a unified framework of classical and latent scoring, equating, and psychometric analysis.
Table of Contents
Introduction PART I Classical and Item Response Theories: Basic Concepts and Features Chapter 1 Classical Test Theory: Basic Concepts and Features Chapter 2 Item Response Theory: Basic Concepts and Features Chapter 3 Comparison of Classical and Item Response Theories PART II Classical D-Scoring Method (DSM-C) Chapter 4 DSM-C: Concepts, Models, and Features Chapter 5 Test Equating under DSM-C Chapter 6 DSM-C for Polytomous Items PART III Latent D-Scoring Method (DSM-L) Chapter 7 DSM-L: Concepts, Models, and Features Chapter 8 Item Information Function and Standard Error of Estimation Chapter 9 Test Equating under DSM-LChapter 10 Connecting DSM-L and IRT Models PART IV Testing for Fit and Bias under DSM Chapter 11Testing for Item and Person Fit Chapter 12Testing for Differential Item Functioning PART V Practical Applications of the DSM Chapter 13 DSM-Based Multistage Testing Chapter 14 DSM-Based Standard Setting Chapter 15 DSM Software: Description and Examples Summary Notes Appendices References
Dimiter M. Dimitrov is Professor Emeritus at George Mason University, USA, and Senior Psychometrician at the National Center for Assessment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His areas of expertise include assessment, psychometrics, and advanced quantitative research methods in education, psychology, and related fields. Dr. Dimitrov earned a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria (1984), and a PhD in educational measurement and statistics, from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA (1995). His professional work and publications have received an international recognition. Dr. Dimitrov has served as president of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association in the USA, program chair of the SIG Rasch Measurement of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), editor of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, and member of the editorial board of numerous other professional journals in the field of educational and psychological measurement. His most recent research efforts resulted in the development of the D-scoring method of measurement (DSM) as a unified framework of classical and latent scoring and analysis of test data. Dr. Dimitrov is multilingual and has lectured and published professional work in English, Bulgarian, Russian, and French.