Rudner (2001, 2005) proposed a method for evaluating classification accuracy in tests based on item response theory (IRT). In this paper, a latent distribution method is developed. For comparison, both methods are applied to a set of real data from a state test. While the latent distribution method relaxes several of the assumptions needed to apply Rudnerâ€™s method, both approaches yield extremely comparable results. A simplified approach for applying Rudnerâ€™s method and a short SPSS routine are presented. Accessed 13,137 times on https://pareonline.net from October 17, 2006 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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"Expected Classification Accuracy using the Latent Distribution,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 11, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol11/iss1/6