Aspects of test theory

Year: 2001

Author: Lai, Kelvin, Griffin, Patrick

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper describes some recent thinking in test development that illustrates the need for a measurement model that allows for appropriate interpretation and use of test data especially where the assessment of higher order thinking is involved. The paper proposed the application of measurement models that allow for dependent components in test items that address problem solving skills in Mathematics and yield evidence of higher order thinking.