Chapter 11 - Chapter 1 1 Click to edit Master subtitle style HowDo You Develop a Test Ch_11_Test_Development 11 Learning Objectives After

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Chapter 11 How Do You Develop a Test? 11
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Learning Objectives After completing your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Describe how to define the test domain, the target audience, and the purpose of the test. Develop a test plan, including defining the construct or constructs the test measures, choosing the test format, and specifying how to score the test. Differentiate between objective and subjective test questions and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each. Describe the important issues in writing instructions for the test administrator and the 22
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development On the Web 10.1: Test Development Around the World Tests are developed and used worldwide Obj10 Obj101 Obj102 Obj103 Obj104 South Africa India South Korea Malaysia Great Britain 33 http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/booklets.asp
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development In the News 11.1: Writing the Question Can Be as Difficult as Answering It How did colonial women support the effort to stop using British products?” l The response that most test takers chose was, “By using tea leaves rather than tea bags.” l The correct answer was, “By spinning their own cloth.” What’s going on? 44
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Figure 11.1: Flowchart of the Test Development Process 55
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Defining the Testing Universe, Purpose, and Audience First step in test development includes Defining the Testing Universe Defining the Target Audience Defining the Test Purpose Provides foundation for all other development activities 66
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Defining the Testing Universe, Purpose, and Audience Defining the Testing Universe Testing universe – body of knowledge or behaviors that the test represents Involves preparing a working definition of the construct the test will measure Requires a thorough review of literature to identify how construct can be defined and 77
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Figure 9.4 Construct validity 88 1
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Defining the Testing Universe, Purpose, and Audience Defining the Target Audience Target audience group of individuals who will take the test Make list of characteristics Consider appropriate reading level Consider disabilities requiring special test administration or interpretation Consider whether test takers will be motivated 99
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Defining the Testing Universe, Purpose, and Audience Defining the Test Purpose Test purpose – what the test will measure and how test users will use the test scores 10
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9/14/11 Ch_11_Test_Development Developing a Test Plan Test plan – specifies the characteristics of the test, including an operational definition of the construct and the content to be measured (the testing universe), the format for the questions, and the administration and scoring of the test 11
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2601 taught by Professor Peterjames during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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Chapter 11 - Chapter 1 1 Click to edit Master subtitle style HowDo You Develop a Test Ch_11_Test_Development 11 Learning Objectives After

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