IIUM Repository

Construction of an item bank using Rasch Analysis

Bahrom, Suhaila and Mat Nawi, Mohd Nazim and Saidin, Nurhafizah and Mat Yaacob, Siti Nubailah and Happas, A'fifah and Shaharom, Noraslinda (2023) Construction of an item bank using Rasch Analysis. In: International Conference on Research and Practices in Science, Technology and Social Sciences (I-CReST) 2023, 22 July 2023, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Dengkil. (Unpublished)

Download (2MB) | Preview
[img] PDF
Download (733kB)
[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (5MB)
[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (242kB)


An item bank is a large collection of high-quality test items that have been analysed and systematically stored in a computer, making them easily accessible to exam setters. The purpose of this study was to develop a new item bank and to assess the validity and reliability of the final examination paper for a Statistics course taken by 344 students. The course included 7 structured questions, divided into 21 items. Rasch analysis was used to analyse the data, linking all item difficulties and students' measured abilities on the same linear scale. The results showed that the Statistics course was unidimensional, with a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.90, item and person separation greater than 2, and person and item reliability of 0.87 and 0.99, respectively. Nineteen items were found to fit the measurement model and were stored in the item bank, while two items were found to be misfits and require revision. In summary, a well-developed item bank can be extremely beneficial to exam setters by making test construction easier, faster, and more efficient, resulting in higher quality tests.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA276 Mathematical Statistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA300 Analysis
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Foundation Studies
Depositing User: SUHAILA BAHROM
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 15:54
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023 15:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105817

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year