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Some authors prefer not to use the label discrimination for the a-parameter for polytomous items (Embretson & Reise, 2000, p. 102). In polytomous items, the degree to which the item discriminates among examinees with different ys is a function of both the a-parameter and the relative locations of the b-parameters. Thus, slope, or simply a-parameter, may be a less controversial label. However, the label discrimination is in common use as well. In the GPC model, the probability of scoring in or selecting each category is modeled directly (instead of the category or higher).

Item response function for GR item. The vertical axis indicates the expected number-correct item score as a function of y. 14. The y-axis is now scaled from 0–3 instead of 0–1, and labeled Expected Score instead of Probability. The label expected is used to indicate the mathematical expectation, or mean. For dichotomous items, the mean score is the same as the probability of scoring 1, so it is conventional to use the term probability instead of expected score. The ICCs of all of the test items, dichotomous or polytomous, can be summed together to form the test characteristic curve (TCC) or test response function (TRF), as was illustrated for dichotomous items.

Alternatively, if several items in a subset have elevated residual correlations, the testlet model (Wainer, Bradlow, & Wang, 2007; Wainer & Wang, 2000) can be used. The testlet model essentially includes a shared error term for each small set 4 Correlated residuals can be a problem in CTT, too, because they can lead to misestimation of reliability (Sireci, Thissen, & Wainer, 1991). 50 : ITEM RESPONSE THEORY of items, which allows the reliability and parameters for the primary dimension to be estimated more accurately.

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