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FLOOR EFFECT [2 records]

Record 1 1999-03-23

English

Subject field(s)
  • Examinations and Competitions (Education)
CONT

The second way that dependent variable specification problems can occur is when there are floor and ceiling effects to the measures. If the achievement measure has a ceiling or a floor effect, then many of the students making a perfect or a zero score have accomplishments that are not being measured.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Docimologie

Spanish

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Record 2 1999-03-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Examinations and Competitions (Education)
CONT

Variable truncation also occurs when the tests have either floor or ceiling effects, when only one specific segment of the enrollment is used (such as at risk students or college students) or when data are not available for the entire sample being analyzed.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Docimologie

Spanish

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