Defining rules for a LOFT section
IMPORTANT: Content rules are mandatory, but you can use psychometric rules if you want to control item difficulty.
You can create content and psychometric rules based on
tags and IRT values in tests with LOFT sections. Each test conforms to all content and psychometric constraints, meaning that each test contains different but equivalent content.
This article explains how to define content rules for a LOFT
section. For details on how to upload psychometric targets, read . Uploading psychometric targets to a LOFT section 1. Go to the LOFT/Adaptive screen
To view the
LOFT/screen, go to Adaptive > Test Creation LOFT/Adaptive. 2. Select Edit Test Form
To view the
Edit Test Form screen, choose a test form in the LOFT/Adaptive grid and select Edit . Test Form
3. Select Define Rules
Define in the Rules Edit screen. Test Form
4. Create your rule
Create New in the Rule Define Rules screen to build a rule.
5. Choose your tags and item range
tag group and tag value for your rule. You must also define the minimum and maximum number of items you want the rule to select from in the Minimum and Maximum fields respectively.
Create Rule to define the rule for the section. Select Clear All to remove the selected tag group and tag value, or Cancel to exit the window without creating a rule. Editing and deleting rules
How to edit and delete rules
Select a rule from the list to edit or delete the rule. Select
Delete to delete a rule. Select Edit to edit an existing rule.
6. Enter your total items
NOTE: You can add a maximum of 999 items.
Specify the number of items you want the rules to select for the LOFT section in
Total . Items
7. Generate your rules
Generate to create your rules and navigate back to the Edit Test Form screen.
You can view your completed test form structure in the
Edit Test Form screen.
IMPORTANT: You must select Save in the Edit Test Form screen to save your rules.
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