Research Reports: 1987–1990

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Detecting and Correcting for Rater Effects in Performance AssessmentM. R. Raymond & W. M. Houston.

An Argument-based Approach to ValidationM. T. Kane.

Congeneric Models and Levine's Linear Equating ProceduresR. L. Brennan.

Mapping Occupations: A Longitudinal Study Based on Vocational InterestsR. R. Vansickle & D. J. Prediger.

Course Placement Practices of American Postsecondary InstitutionsT. McNabb.

Differential Test and Item Performance of Talented Youth and High School Seniors on the ACTA. E. Doolittle & C. J. Welch.

Comparison of Two Logistic Multidimensional Item Response Theory Models (Research Report ONR90-8) J. A. Spray, T. C. Davey, M. D. Reckase, T. A. Ackerman, & J. E. Carlson.

Mapping Career Groups on Basic Interest DimensionW. Mau, K. Swaney, & D. J. Prediger.

Computerized Test Construction Using an Average Growth Approximation of Target Information FunctionsR. M. Luecht & T. M. Hirsch.

A Study of Methods for Estimating Distributions of Test ScoresR. T. Cope & M. J. Kolen.

An Investigation of Methods for Improving Estimation of Test Score DistributionB. A. Hanson.

Generalizing Criterion-related Validity Evidence on Certification Requirements Across Situations and Specialty AreasM. T. Kane.

Project CHOICE: Validity of Interest and Ability Measures for Student Choice of Vocational ProgramD. J. Prediger, J. Dale, & W. E. Brandt.

Changes in PEP Test Scores for Students Who Have Tested More Than OnceR. Sawyer & C. J. Welch.


Gender Differences in Performance on a College-Level Achievement TestA. E. Doolittle & C. J. Welch.

Differential Performance on a Direct Measure of Writing Skills for Black and White College FreshmenC. J. Welch, A. E. Doolittle, & J. McLarty.

Performance of Three Conditional DIF Statistics in Detecting Differential Item Functioning on Simulated TestsJ. A. Spray.

Gender-based Differential Item Performance in English Usage ItemsC. J. Welch &A. E. Doolittle.

Differential Coursework and Grades in High School: Implications for Performance on the ACT AssessmentJ. Noble & T. McNabb.

Validating the Use of ACT Assessment Scores and High School Grades for Remedial Course Placement in College R. Sawyer.

Application of Equipercentile Techniques to Test Scale Construction: Scaling and Equating of the ACT ASSET Placement Test BatteryR. T. Cope.

A Comparison of the Angoff, Beuk, and Hofstee Methods for Setting a Passing ScoreJ. J. Bowers & R. R. Shindoll.

A Comparison of the Effects of Random Versus Fixed Order of Item Presentation Via the ComputerT. A. Ackerman, J. A. Spray, M. D. Reckase, & J. E. Carlson.


Central Prediction Systems for Predicting Specific Course GradesW. Houston & R. Sawyer.

Comparison of Loglinear and Logistic Regression Models for Detecting Changes in ProportionsJ. A. Spray & J. E. Carlson.

Comparison of Item Preequating and Random Groups Equating Using IRT and Equipercentile MethodsM. J. Kolen & D. J. Harris.

Accuracy of Self-Reported High School Courses and Grades of College-Bound StudentsR. Sawyer, J. Laing, & W. Houston.


Predicting Grades in Specific College Freshman Courses from ACT Test Scores and Self-Reported High School GradesJ. P. Noble & R. Sawyer.

Multidimensional Item Response Theory Estimation: A Computer Program (Research Report ONR87-2)J. E. Carlson.

A Procedure to Adjust Individual Scores for Construct Invalidity L. M. Gamache.

The Effect of Item Parameter Estimation Error on Decisions Made Using the Sequential Probability Ratio Test (Research Report ONR87-1)J. A. Spray & M. D. Reckase.

Gender Differences in Performance on Mathematics Achievement Items A. E. Doolittle.

A Comparison of Several Statistical Methods for Examining Allegations of CopyingB. A. Hanson, D. J. Harris, & R. L. Brennan.

The Robustness of LOGIST and BILOG IRT Estimation Programs to Violations of Local IndependenceT. Ackerman.

The Use of Unidimensional Item Parameter Estimates of Multidimensional Items in Adaptive TestingT. Ackerman.

A Comparison Study of the Unidimensional IRT Estimation of Compensatory and Noncompensatory Multidimensional Item Response DataT. Ackerman.

Effects of Item Difficulty Heterogeneity on the Estimation of True-Score and Classification ConsistencyJ. A. Spray & C. J. Welch.

The Effect of Item Response Dependency on Trait or Ability DimensionalityJ. A. Spray & T. Ackerman.

A General Model for Item DependencyT. Ackerman & J. A. Spray.

Using Collateral Information from Similar Institutions to Predict College Freshman Grade AverageW. M. Houston.

The Bootstrap and Other Procedures for Examining the Variability of Estimated Variance Components in Testing ContextsR. L. Brennan, D. J. Harris, & B. A. Hanson.

Accuracy of Self-Reported Activities and Accomplishments of College-Bound StudentsJ. Laing, R. Sawyer, & J. P. Noble.

Effect of Comparability of Examinee Groups on EquatingD. J. Harris.

Determining Minimum Sample Sizes for Estimating Prediction Equations for College Freshman Grade AverageR. Sawyer.

Relationships Between ACT Test Scores and High School CoursesJ. Laing, H. B. Engen, & J. Maxey.

Career Counseling Validity of the ASVAB Job Cluster Scales Used in DISCOVERD. J. Prediger.

The Accuracy of Self-Reported High School Course and Grade InformationM. J. Valiga.