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Sensitivity of test items to teaching quality
Authors GND-ID; GND-ID ORCID; ; GND-ID ORCID; GND-ID ORCID
SourceLearning and instruction (2019) 60, S. 41-53 ZDB
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Keywords (German)Leistungstest; Testkonstruktion; Unterricht; Qualität; Einflussfaktor; Testauswertung; Grundschule; Naturwissenschaftlicher Unterricht; Aktives Lernen; Entdeckendes Lernen; Unterrichtsmethode; Wirkung; Messverfahren; Testaufgabe; Problemlösen; Grundschüler; Dauer; Antwort; Schwierigkeit; Datenanalyse; Interpretation; Quasi-Experiment; Deutschland
sub-disciplineEmpirical Educational Research
Educational Psychology
Document typeArticle (journal)
ISSN0959-4752
LanguageEnglish
Year of creation
review statusPeer-Reviewed
Abstract (English):Instructional sensitivity is the psychometric capacity of tests or single items of capturing effects of classroom instruction. Yet, current item sensitivity measures' relationship to (a) actual instruction and (b) overall test sensitivity is rather unclear. The present study aims at closing these gaps by investigating test and item sensitivity to teaching quality, reanalyzing data from a quasi-experimental intervention study in primary school science education (1026 students, 53 classes, Mage?=?8.79 years, SDage?=?0.49, 50% female). We examine (a) the correlation of item sensitivity measures and the potential for cognitive activation in class and (b) consequences for test score interpretation when assembling tests from items varying in their degree of sensitivity to cognitive activation. Our study (a) provides validity evidence that item sensitivity measures may be related to actual classroom instruction and (b) points out that inferences on teaching drawn from test scores may vary due to test composition. (DIPF/Orig.)
Date of publication28.10.2019
Suggested CitationNaumann, Alexander; Rieser, Svenja; Musow, Stephanie; Hochweber, Jan; Hartig, Johannes: Sensitivity of test items to teaching quality - In: Learning and instruction (2019) 60, S. 41-53 - DOI: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.11.002
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