A responsive note on measures of the passage dependence of reading comprehension test items

Pyrczak, Fred
September 1975
Reading Research Quarterly;1975/1976, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p112
Academic Journal
The article examines the definitions that underlie each index and their implications for the use of each index. It is important to consider the topic because professional test constructors are now undertaking systemic studies of passage dependence during the test construction phase of their work. To obtain the data, a group of examinees must attempt the items in the absence of the associated passages. The item interrelated with another item on the same passage in such a way that the other item gives away the answer to the item under consideration.


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