Models for Uncertainty in Educational Testing

  • Nicholas T. Longford

Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


A theme running through this book is that of making inference about sources of variation or uncertainty, and the author shows how information about these sources can be used for improved estimation of certain elementary quantities. Amongst the topics covered are: essay rating, summarizing item-level properties, equating of tests, small-area estimation, and incomplete longitudinal studies. Throughout, examples are given using real data sets which exemplify these applications.


Estimator Fitting Generalized linear model Likelihood Logistic Regression Percentile Variance best fit correlation expectation–maximization algorithm

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas T. Longford
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  1. 1.Research DivisionEducational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8465-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8463-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7397
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