TitleEnhancing Pool Utilization in Constructing the Multistage Test Using Mixed-Format Tests
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPark, R, Kim, J, Chung, H, Dodd, BG
JournalApplied Psychological Measurement

This study investigated a new pool utilization method of constructing multistage tests (MST) using the mixed-format test based on the generalized partial credit model (GPCM). MST simulations of a classification test were performed to evaluate the MST design. A linear programming (LP) model was applied to perform MST reassemblies based on the initial MST construction. Three subsequent MST reassemblies were performed. For each reassembly, three test unit replacement ratios (TRRs; 0.22, 0.44, and 0.66) were investigated. The conditions of the three passing rates (30%, 50%, and 70%) were also considered in the classification testing. The results demonstrated that various MST reassembly conditions increased the overall pool utilization rates, while maintaining the desired MST construction. All MST testing conditions performed equally well in terms of the precision of the classification decision.