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Scoring models for polytomous items


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Computer-based exams have long favored multiple-choice question formats due to technological restrictions, but considerable advancements in testing software now allow for more innovative item types to be used, such as multiple select, drag and drop, reorder, matching, true/false, and even long answer essay questions. These item types offer different ways to assess candidates, especially for […]

Yardstick Measure™: Tips for reading your item analysis report


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Following an exam administration, Yardstick often produces an Item Analysis report from their proprietary software called COGs. The item analysis report provides information about each item in terms of its difficulty, discrimination, and the distribution of responses across alternatives. Our Senior Psychometrician Dr. Michaela Geddes, PhD. has written a handy backgrounder that focuses on a […]

Yardstick Measure™: Tips for reading your item analysis report


| High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Resources|Software

Following an exam administration, Yardstick often produces an Item Analysis report from their proprietary software called COGs. The item analysis report provides information about each item in terms of its difficulty, discrimination, and the distribution of responses across alternatives. Our Senior Psychometrician Dr. Michaela Geddes, PhD. has written a handy backgrounder that focuses on a […]