Empirical validation of the strengthened Australian Qualifications Framework using item response theory [final technical report]


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This study set out to empirically examine the revised architectural design of the Strengthened Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) (Version 6). Through the use of survey methods and Item Response Theory, the study was able to: estimate the complexity of each Levels Criteria, and, for each set, compare the average estimates against the proposed 10 levels structure; examine the ordered nature of the Levels Criteria according to the Knowledge, Skills and Application dimensions; estimate the complexity of each Qualification Type Descriptor for each of the 14 Qualification Types;...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Qualifications; Governance; Statistics; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Qualifications framework; Educational level; Data analysis; Survey

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Adelaide, South Australia]: [AQF Council Secretariat], 2010

Physical description: 2 v.

Related items: TD/TNC 105.320

On cover: Conducted for the Australian Qualifications Framework Council as part of the Stregthening the AQF project

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 105.321

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