Research Reports: 1991–1995

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An Analytical Evaluation of Two Common-Odds Ratios as Population Indicators of DIFMary Pommerich, Judith A. Spray, & Cynthia G. Parshall.

A Note on a Relationship Between Covariance Matrices and Consistently Estimated Variance ComponentsD. J. Woodruff.

High School Grades and Achievement: Evidence of Grade InflationRobert L. Ziomek & Joseph C. Svec.

Factors Influencing Differential Achievement of Higher-Order Thinking Skill, as Measured by PLANJulie Noble & Douglas A. Powell.


Identifying Nonuniform DIF in Polytomously Scored Test Items Judith Spray & Tim Miller.

A Quadratic Curve Equating Method to Equate the First Three Moments in Equipercentile EquatingTian-You Wang & Michael J. Kolen.

ACT Composite Scores of Retested StudentsCharles Wood Lanier.

A Comparison of Presmoothing and Postsmoothing Methods in Equipercentile EquatingBradley A. Hanson, Lingjia Zeng, & Dean Colton.


A Framework for Developing Assessments That Aid Instructional DecisionsPaul D. Nichols.

The Validity of Evaluation/Survey Service Survey Instruments for Reflecting Institutional ChangeDavid J. Mittelholtz & Julie P. Noble.

The Effects of Alternative Interpretations on Incomplete and Withdrawal Grades on Course Placement Validity IndicesCheng H. Ang & Julie P. Noble.

Linear Models for Item Scores: Reliability, Covariance Structure, and Psychometric InferenceDavid Woodruff.

Incremental Validity of ACT Assessment Scores and High School Course Information for Freshman Course PlacementCheng H. Ang & Julie P. Noble.

A Multivariate Generalizability Analysis of the 1989 and 1990 AAP Mathematics Test Forms With Respect to the Table of SpecificationsDean A. Colton.

Multiple-Category Classification Using a Sequential Probability Ratio Test Judith Spray.

A Comparison of Word-Processed and Handwritten Essays From a Standardized Writing AssessmentEdward Wolfe, Sandra Bolton, Brian Feltovich, & Catherine Welch.

The Comparability of the Statistical Characteristics of Test Items Generated by Computer AlgorithmsRichard Meisner, Richard Luecht, & Mark Reckase.

Some Measurement Characteristics of Aggregated Versus Individual ScoresRobert L. Brennan.


Performance of the Mantel-Haenszel Statistic and the Standardized Difference in Proportions Correct When Population Ability Distributions are lncongruentJudith A. Spray & Timothy R. Miller.

Career Counseling Validity of Discover's Job Cluster Scales for the Revised ASVAB Score ReportDale J. Prediger & Kyle B. Swaney.

The Effects of Data Truncation on Estimated Validity Indices for Course PlacementJeff Schiel & Julie Noble.

Factors Affecting Student Persistence: A Longitudinal StudyMaggie Gillespie & Julie Noble.


Investigation of the Dimensional Structure of the P-ACT+ T. Hirsh & T. Miller.

Empirical Estimation of Standard Errors of Compensatory MIRT Model Parameters Obtained From the NOHARM Estimation ProgramTim Miller.

Predicting College Grades From ACT Assessment Scores and High School Course Work and Grade Information J. P. Noble.

Standard Errors of Linear Equating for the Single-Group Design Lingjia Zeng.

Method of Moments Estimates for the Four-Parameter Beta Compound Binomial Model and the Calculation of Classification Consistency IndexesBrad Hanson.

Accuracy of Self-Reported Course Work and Grade Information of High School SophomoresJeff Schiel & Julie Noble.

Occupational Attributes Differentiating Holland's Occupational Types, Job Families, and OccupationsTimothy R. Vansickle & Dale J. Prediger.

Least-Squares Models to Correct for Rater Effects in Performance AssessmentMark R. Raymond & Chockalingam Viswesvaran.