The construction of test reliability statistical criteria by a computer simulation
Olga Navickienė
Mykolas Romeris University
Aleksandras Krylovas
Mykolas Romeris University
Natalja Kosareva
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Published 2013-12-15


knowledge assessment tests
Monte Carlo experiments
mathematical modelling
statistical criteria

How to Cite

Navickienė O., Krylovas A. and Kosareva N. (2013) “The construction of test reliability statistical criteria by a computer simulation”, Lietuvos matematikos rinkinys, 54(A), pp. 37–42. doi: 10.15388/LMR.A.2013.10.


The paper describes a computer simulation experiment of knowledge assessment test when item’s characteristic functions are power functions and knowledge level of the population has uniform or normal distribution. The inversions of the conditional means were calculated and probability distributions of the numbers of inversions were simulated. In practice of construction of knowledge tests for checking their suitability (validity) observed values of inversions are compared with reference values obtained byMonte Carlo experiments.

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