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This paper describes and evaluates a decision theory measurement model that can be used to classify examinees based on their item response patterns. The model has a simple framework that starts with the conditional probabilities of examinees in each category or mastery state responding correctly to each item. An overview of measurement decision theory and(More)
® in 1999, the Council's flagship product, the Graduate Management Admission Test ® (GMAT ®), became the first large-scale assessment to incorporate automated essay scoring. The change was controversial at the time (Iowa State Daily, 1999; Calfee, 2000). Though some may still find it controversial, automated essay scoring is now widely accepted as a tool to(More)
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