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Using the LLTM to evaluate an item-generating system for reading comprehension
Sonnleitner, Philipp
2008In Psychology Science Quarterly, 50 (3), p. 345-362
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Keywords :
reading comprehension; LLTM; item-generating rules
Abstract :
[en] Due to inconclusive findings concerning the components responsible for the difficulty of reading comprehension items, this paper attempts to set up an item-generating system using hypothesis-driven modeling of item complexity applying Fischer’s (1973) linear logistic test model (LLTM) to a German reading comprehension test. This approach guarantees an evaluation of the postulated item-generating system; moreover construct validity of the administered test is investigated. Previous findings in this field are considered; additionally, some text features are introduced to this debate and their impact on item difficulty is discussed. Results once more show a strong influence of formal components (e.g. the number of presented response options in a multiple-choice-format), but also indicate how this effect can be minimized.
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Education & instruction
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Sonnleitner, Philipp ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS)
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Using the LLTM to evaluate an item-generating system for reading comprehension
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