## Ability, Partial Information, Guessing: Statistical Modelling Applied to Multiple-Choice Tests |

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The mismatch theory | 44 |

Finitestate theories | 63 |

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5-alternative items analysis answer-until-correct answered correctly CD-I CD-l chance level Chapter choice cloze cognitive confidence rating conventional correct alternative correct answer correct option correct response correlation difficult items distractors distribution easy items eliminated empirical equation estimated examination F and G Ferrell finite-state theory format Frary function given Hambleton and Swaminathan incorrect interpreted item difficulty item response theory Journal of Educational known Latent Class Models logistic function low-ability subjects lower asymptote mathematics measure method misinformation Mislevy mismatch theory multiple multiple-choice test nonsense items normal distribution number of items number of options obtained omits partial information performance predictions probability of correctness problem Psychology questions random guessing Rasch model ratio reported response patterns Scholastic Aptitude Test second attempt Section signal detection theory statistical subject's ability Swaminathan 1985 Table theory CD-l-E Thissen tion true-false unidimensionality uniform distribution wrong answer wrong responses Yes Yes Yes