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Optimal Correction for Guessing in Multiple-Choice Tests
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2007-12)
Building on Item Response Theory we introduce students’ optimal behavior in multiple-choice tests. Our simulations indicate that the optimal penalty is relatively high, because although correction for guessing discriminates ...
On the strategic equivalence of multiple-choice test scoring rules
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2005-12)
A disadvantage of multiple-choice tests is that students have incentives to guess. To discourage guessing, it is common to use scoring rules that either penalize wrong answers or reward omissions. These scoring rules are ...