• Cognitive Design Principles and the Successful Performer: A Study on Spatial Ability 

      Embretson, Susan E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWiley-Blackwell, 1996)
      An important trend in educational measurement is the use of principles of cognitive psychology to design achievement and ability test items. Many studies show that manipulating the stimulus features of items influences ...
    • The Implications of Processing Event Sequences for Theories of Analogical Reasoning 

      Embretson, Susan E.; Barnes, G. Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1979-01-01)
      Sternberg (1977a, 1977b) has proposed a componential theory of information processing on analogies. The current study attempts convergent validation of the basic findings in verbal analogies by a method that is based on ...
    • Improving Construct Validity with Cognitive Psychology Principles 

      Embretson, Susan E.; Gorin, Joanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWiley-Blackwell, 2001)
      Cognitive psychology principles have been heralded as possibly central to construct validity. In this paper, testing practices are examined in three stages: (a) the past, in which the traditional testing research paradigm ...
    • Measuring and Validating Cognitive Modifiability as an Ability: A Study in the Spatial Domain 

      Embretson, Susan E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWiley-Blackwell, 1992)
      Measuring cognitive modifiability from the responsiveness of an individual's performance to intervention has long been viewed (e.g., Dearborne, 1921) as an alternative to traditional (static) ability measurement. Currently, ...
    • Models, Meanings and Misunderstandings: Some Issues in Applying Rasch's Theory 

      Embretson, Susan E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWiley-Blackwell, 1977)
      Wright (1977) shows that a debate is developing between those who strongly advocate use of the Rasch model and those who have certain reservations about the extent to which the model meets some traditional concerns in trait ...
    • Multicomponent Latent Trait Models for Complex Tasks 

      Embretson, Susan E.; Yang, Xiangdong (Georgia Institute of TechnologyJAM Press, 2006)
      Contemporary views on cognitive theory (e.g., Sternberg and Perez, 2005) regard typical measurement tasks, such as ability and achievement test items, multidimensional, rather than unidimensional. Assessing the levels and ...
    • The Nature of Objectivity with the Rasch Model 

      Embretson, Susan E.; Dawis, René V. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWiley-Blackwell, 1974)
      Although it has been claimed that the Rasch model leads to a higher degree of objectivity in measurement than has been previously possible, this model has had little impact on test development. Population-invariant item ...
    • Problem Restructuring Processes for Ill-Structured Verbal Analogies 

      Barnes, G. Michael; Embretson, Susan E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyPsychonomic Society, Inc., 1981)
      The processes involved in analogy solving have been an important investigative area in cognitive psychology. Although problem restructuring has been a central construct in problem solving theory, no restructuring processes ...