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Item Analysis: Analyzing Patterns in Individual Data

Approach 3: Analyzing patterns in choices of incorrect responses–Individual student data

When a learning need is diagnosed from looking at group data, the next step is to dig down further and examine individual student data. Table 2 shows how to display the multiple choice responses made by individual students for one item. Column C is shaded because it is the correct answer.

This table answers the question:

  • Which students have the learning need?

Table 2: Item Analysis: Student Responses
Item #1, Answer C