educational-assessment

A hierarchical IRT model for identifying group-level aberrant growth to detect cheating

As cheating on high-stakes tests continues to threaten the validity of score interpretations, approaches for detecting cheating proliferate. Most research focuses on individual scores, but recent events show group-level cheating is also occurring. …

Creating an R package for a reproducible workflow in educational assessment

The assessment of individual’s knowledge, skills or abilities is a fundamental aspect of any educational system or program. Without some form of assessment, it is impossible to know whether or not an individual has gained the necessary skills for the …

Evaluating an initialization tool for student placement into a map-based assessment

Balancing test length with content targeted towards students' knowledge and skills is especially challenging when assessing students with significant cognitive disabilities. An initialization tool was developed to place students into map-based …

Dynamic assessment routing

The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessment is an adaptive assessment that uses a dynamic routing system to direct students to questions intended to be accessible at different levels of cognitive complexity. Throughout the testing process, …