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Made Easy Series – Item Response Theory and Application to Testing Complex Concepts Simplified

Author Name: Dr. V. Natarajan | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

In his book, India’s foremost testing expert and a globally recognized luminary, Dr. V. Natarajan, demystifies the technology & the science behind Adaptive Tests, with examples drawn from real life. He has explained the making of the building blocks so that you can build your very own verified Question Item Bank. He has visually & kinesthetically demonstrated the analytics to ensure that you can perform them in your backyard. He has even used one of the popular available software products to demonstrate the ease-of-use of the technology and make it viable for you to go the Adaptive Test way and save time, effort & money for your organization or institution. This book is a must-buy for all students & practitioners of testing who believe the future starts today.

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Dr. V. Natarajan

Dr. V. Natarajan

A luminary in testing & examinations with over 5 decades in government, academics & private sector

‘True ability’ has been the driving force of innovation in testing, from essay questions to MCQs; and from assessing memory to speed, skill & judgement. One model of scoring used is called the ‘Natarajan model of scoring’ named eponymously, which earned him a D.Litt from the University of Poona in 1986. From early days in TTTI, Guindy, to a long & rewarding stint at the AIU, New Delhi, as Director (Research), Doc is a singular achiever, recognized even by IAEA (International Association for Educational Assessment), of which he is a life member. Post AIU, he worked at NIIT Ltd., and Meritrac Services. Credited to him are new technologies in testing like OMR, Character Recognition and software for Adaptive Testing. 

Doc has authored over 50 books on Testing, Question Banking, Item Writing & Equating among others, some of which are prescribed text in B.Ed. & M.Ed. programs.

This book is about the theory behind IRT and case studies demonstrating efficiency & efficacy. This book is a must read for students of M.Ed.; and professionals interested in improving admissions or recruitment.