Implications of the Golden Rule Settlement for Test Construction

Robert L. Linn, Fritz Drasgow

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The authors present the results of an application of Golden Rule procedures to items of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Using item response theory, their analyses indicate that the Golden Rule procedures are ineffective in detecting biased items and may undermine the reliability and validity of tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalEducational Measurement: Issues and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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