Introduction.- Getting Started.- 1. The Item Characteristic Curve.-
2. Item Characteristic Curve Models.- 3. Estimating Item
Parameters.- 4. The Test Characteristic Curve.- 5. Estimating an
Examinee's Ability.- 6. The Information Function.- 7. Test
Calibration.- 8. Specifying the Characteristics of a Test.-
Appendix A: R Introduction.- Appendix B: Estimating Item Parameters
under the Two-Parameter Model with Logistic Regression.- Appendix
C: Putting the Three Tests on a Common Ability Scale: Test
Equating.- References.- Index.
Frank B. Baker, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of the
Department of Educational Psychology at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of numerous publications dealing
with item response theory and statistical methodology. He received
his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota,
Seock-Ho Kim, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. He is author of numerous publications in psychometrics and applied statistics and is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Statistical Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the Psychometric Society, among other organizations. He received his B.A. from Korea University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.