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In the unit readings from your Psychological Testing and Assessment text, you read about misconceptions regarding test bias and test fairness—two terms that are often incorrectly considered synonymous. While questions regarding test bias have been addressed through technical means, issues with test fairness are tied to values. The text attempts to define test fairness in a psychometric context and provides eight techniques for preventing or remedying adverse impact on one or another group (see page 209). One of these techniques included differential cutoffs. Furthermore, you were introduced to a variety of methods for setting cut scores. These methods have been based on either CTT or IRT. For this discussion, synthesize the information you learned about these two theories and respective methods. In your post: Determine which one is preferential for responding to questions about a test's fairness. In this week’s discussion, we read about utility which refers to how useful a test is (Cohen & Swerdlik 2018). And the cutoff score or cut score which divides a set of data into two or more classifications (Cohen & Swerdlik 2018). To find how fair a test is, Cohen & Swerdlik (2018), mentioned two types of theories, the Item Response Theory (IRT) and the Classical Test Theory (CTT). Both theories try to measure the fairness of the test and I believe the most preferential one is the Inter Response Theory. Inter Response Theory is more preferential because it may be newer, but it is more detailed, and the fairness is based off the test items ability level. In other words, different sections of the test have different difficulty and is measured upon the level of difficulty. I believe having it this way balances the test fairness instead of a hard question is an equivalent score to an easy question, when the harder question should be worth more than the easier one.
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