Scaling Performance Assessments: Strategies for Managing Local Item Dependence

  title={Scaling Performance Assessments: Strategies for Managing Local Item Dependence},
  author={W. M. Yen},
Performance assessments appear on a priori grounds to be likely to produce far more local item dependence (LID) than that produced in the use of traditional multiple.choice tests. This article (a ) defines local item independence, (b ) presents a compendium of causes of LID, (c) discusses some of LID's practical measuremerit implications, (d) details some empirical results for both performance assessments and multiple-choice tests, and (e) suggests some strategies for managing LID in order to… CONTINUE READING
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