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In the MNO, the probability of correct response is This model is very similar to Equation 1, but now with a composite of traits, each having its own slope coefficient replacing what had previously been just one trait and one slope coefficient. The function similarly to factor loadings in factor analysis, and the parameters are difficulty parameters, which can be interpreted in the same way as in the unidimensional model. An item response surface for a hypothetical two-dimensional MNO item is illustrated in Fig.
Same expectedproportion-correct true score) do not have to be parallel. For this to happen, all items would have to be measuring the exact same ability composite. Note how the contours curve. This is a result of the different composites being measured by Items 1-5 versus Items 6-10 versus Items 11-15. Contour plots of the TCS are very important in certification or licensure tests that have a cut-score. , using a modified Angoff procedure), the testing practitioner can examine the contour of the TCS to determine what combinations of 1 and 2 are required to score above the established cut-score.
Nonlinear factor analysis. (Psychometric Monographs, No. 15). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. McDonald, R. P. (1999). Test theory: A unified approach. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. McDonald, R. P. (2000). A basis for multidimensional item response theory . Applied Psychological Measurement, 24, 99-114. Patz, R. , & Junker, B. W. (1999a). A straightforward approach to Markov chain Monte Carlo methods in item response models. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 24, 146-178.