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Zrównywanie wyników testowania. Definicje i przykłady zastosowania
Test equating. Definitions and examples of applications

Author(s): Artur Pokropek, Bartosz Kondratek
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: test equating; equating designs; ability assessment

Summary/Abstract: Long established testing systems as well as most modern testing systems employ mechanisms to allow equating of scores from different testing sessions in order to control for differences in test difficulty. This article introduces a detailed definition of the term test equating together with an overview of main equating designs. In order to illustrate the basic trends in applying the methodology of test equating, 11 testing systems from around the world that use equating are presented. Each test is briefly described with special attention paid to the mechanisms for equating that are employed. The testing systems overview is divided into three sections depending on the test system characteristics, high stakes examination systems (SAT, ACT, PET, SweSAT), international evaluation studies (TIMMS, PIRLS, PISA) and national evaluation studies (NAEP, EQAO, NAPLAN, NABC).

  • Issue Year: 120/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 52-71
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish