IVb. The Point is Measurement

To measure the person, not the test

In spite of most of what has been said up to this point, we did not undertake this project with the hope of building better thermometers. The point is to measure the person. Because of the complete symmetry of the model, everything we have done for items, we can do again for people just by reversing the subscripts. For any two people who took some of the same items, count the number N12 that person 2 answered correctly and person 1 missed; also the number N21 that person 1 passed and person 2 missed. The relative abilities of the people will parallel expressions 23 and 25:

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