• Neil J. Dorans
  • Mary Pommerich
  • Paul W. Holland
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


As we progressed from Part 2 to Part 6 in this volume, we moved from ideal linking conditions in which ample samples of motivated examinees are administered reliable tests that are built to the same set of specifications, to less than ideal conditions, in which content, examinees, testing conditions, or reliability might differ across the measures that we are attempting to link. A linkage conducted under ideal conditions is of such high quality that scores can be treated as interchangeable across linked forms.


Item Response Theory Linkage Type Linked Form Motivate Examinee Item Response Theory Method 
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil J. Dorans
    • 1
  • Mary Pommerich
    • 2
  • Paul W. Holland
    • 3
  1. 1.Educational Testing ServicePrinceton
  2. 2.Monterey Bay Defense Manpower Data CenterSeasideUSA
  3. 3.Educational Testing ServicePrinceton

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