Project

Towards an advanced level of performance indicator based item design and analysis for mathematics and reading comprehension

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Instructional sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Computer hardware
    • Computer theory
    • Scientific computing
    • Other computer engineering, information technology and mathematical engineering
Keywords
reading comprehension beliefs mathematics
 
Project description

This project focuses on the following objectives: (1) the design of a large set complex test items in the field of mathematics and reading comprehension and primary school level: (2) the implementation of the test items with a heterogenous test population that reflects the complex nature of Chinese primary education (developed/developing provinces, rural and urban schools) and (3) the application of polytomous Item Response Models to determine the ability levels of pupils and test items.