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Avaliação Psicológica

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PRIMI, Ricardo; HUTZ, Cláudio S  and  SILVA, Marjorie Cristina Rocha da. The ENADE psychology exam: conception, construction and psychometric analysis. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.3, pp. 271-294. ISSN 1677-0471.

The National Exam of Student Performance (ENADE) is a test conducted with the objective of assessing the academic abilities and professional competences developed by psychology students throughout their years of study in higher education as well as information about their socioeconomic characteristics. The information from ENADE is used ultimately as part of a system that evaluates undergraduate programs and institutions. This paper presents an analysis of the 2006 exam, which was answered by 26,613 freshmen and graduating students in psychology. The test construction procedures are presented as well as a psychometric analysis of the exam based on full information item factor analysis and item calibration using the Rasch and Partial Credit (for essay questions). An analysis of item maps is presented to establish references points for scale interpretation that allowed a characterization of the abilities and competences of students comparing the performance of freshmen with graduating students.

Keywords : Assessment of higher education; Rasch Model; Skills; Abilities.

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