Modern Measurement Theory, Principles, and Applications of Mental Appraisal

ISBN-10: 0130255904
ISBN-13: 9780130255907
Edition: 2006
List price: $106.80
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Book details

List price: $106.80
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/5/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Dr. Steven J. Osterlind is Professor of Measurement and Statistics and Director of Educational Psychology program, University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Osterlind's expertise is in psychological assessment, including tests and measurement, statistics, psychometric methods and test development. He received his doctoral degree in 1976 in Educational Psychology (Measurement & Statistics) from the University of Southern California. In 1979, he was an American Scholar's Fellow at Yale University. At the University of Missouri he teaches graduate-level courses in multivariate statistics, analysis of variance, regression, general linear modeling, and psychometric methods. Additionally, he teaches seminar courses on specialized topics, including Item Response Theory and Computer Applications of Testing. He has worked on numerous national testing programs, including serving as statistician for NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress). In licensing and certification, he has worked with dozens of professional associations and organizations on their assessment programs. Dr. Osterlind has authored five books, the most recent of which is a major textbook titled Modern Measurement: Theory, Principles, and Application of Mental Appraisal; and, he has written more than 60 articles, book chapters, and other research reports in assessment. Additionally, he has authored more than 20 tests. He is principle author of College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (C-BASE), a test of collegiate achievement test currently adopted by more than 100 universities across the nation.

Introductory Considerations
Introduction to Psychological Measurement
Statistical Concepts, Probability, Expectations, and More
Classical Theory and Validity
Classical Test Theory
Validity
Traditional Reliability Strategies
Scaling Tests
Dimensional Scaling and Norming
The Normal Curve and Distributional Statistics
Constructing Tests
Constructing Items and Exercises for Tests
Performance-Related Measures
Modern Approaches: IRT and Generalizability
Modern Scaling with Item Response Theory
Modern Reliability Analysis: Generalizability Theory
Analyzing Tests
Examining Individual Test Items and Exercises
Examining Whole Tests
Further Testing Issues
Establishing Standards
Equivalence: Linking and Equating
test Administration: Modes and Special Considerations
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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