An evaluation of mathematics competitions using item response theory
- Article: An evaluation of mathematics competitions using item response theory
- Author(s): Jim Gleason
- Journal: Notices of the American Mathematical Society 55 (2008), no. 1, 8-15
Abstract: Item Response Theory (IRT) is a psychometric technique mathematically modeling the probability of the responses of individuals of varying ability to questions (items) on multiple-choice examinations. The author gives an introduction to IRT and explains how it can be used to assess mathematics tests from competitions to placement exams.
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