The Item Characteristic Curve

  • Frank B. Baker
  • Seock-Ho Kim
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


In many educational and psychological measurement situations there is an underlying variable of interest. This variable is often something that is intuitively understood, such as “intelligence.” People can be described as being bright or average and the listener has some idea as to what the speaker is conveying about the object of the discussion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank B. Baker
    • 1
  • Seock-Ho Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Educational PsychologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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