Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

The Revision and Development of the HELP Placement Test

File Size Format  
Long and Johnstun2009.pdf 368.78 kB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:The Revision and Development of the HELP Placement Test
Authors:Long, Wenpei
Johnstun, Ann
Keywords:Rasch model
Rasch analysis
placement test
item validity
test item analysis
Date Issued:2009
Abstract:This project intends to reform HELP’s placement test by observing its strengths and weaknesses. This project, contrary to the classical Item Response Theory (IRT), employed the Rasch model (Bond & Fox, 2007) for measurement. The Rasch model incorporates an algorithm that expresses the probabilistic expectations of item and person performances. The following tasks were performed subsequently: (1) Analyze the Michigan EPT test results from HELP students, to inform whether this can be used as an effective placement exam at HELP, (2) Evaluate and reform the reading and writing tests, (3) Develop a new speaking test, and (4) Revise written test administration and scoring procedures. The procedure and results of test reform is to be discussed, and recommendations for new placement tests will also follow.
Pages/Duration:36 pages
Appears in Collections: Student Work - HELP

Please email if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.