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Klassisk och modern testteori: analys av det teoretiska och praktiska körkortsprovet
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Educational Measurement.
2004 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The driving-license test in Sweden consists of a theory test and a practical test. The purpose of these two tests is to examine if the learner driver has the knowledge and abilities stated in the curriculum that the Swedish National Road Administration has issued. The purpose with this study is to examine the performance of the test takers, on both the theory test and the practical test over time and depending on the drivers´ education, age, gender and repeated test taking. Further to examine the links between the two tests and to examine the theory test with both classical test

theory and item response theory.

The results show that more test takers fail both the theory and the practical test than previous studies have shown and the test takers have more faults in their competence. The test takers’ educational background, i.e. if they have attended driving school or not, have a strong effect on the test scores in both tests. Test takers’ that have attended driving school perform better on both the practical and the theory test. There is a connection between the two tests such that test takers with high score on the theory test perform better on the practical test. There exists gender difference in the theory test such that women perform better than the men. An age difference is present though younger test-takers perform better than older test-takers on both tests. The number of test-takers that repeat the tests since they fail has increased over the years. The analysis with item response theory shows another side of the result than classical test theory which make it appropriate to use when analysing tests. For example, the theory test mainly examines test takers with low abilities and there are a number of problematic items in the test.

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Umeå: Beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, Umeå universitet , 2004. , 39 p.
BVM / Institutionen för beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, Umeå universitet, ISSN 1652-7313 ; 5
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Computer and Information Science
Research subject
didactics of educational measurement
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12630OAI: diva2:152301
Available from: 2007-05-21 Created: 2007-05-21 Last updated: 2011-06-22Bibliographically approved

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