3900Chp8 - Chapter 8: Test Development Test...

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Test Conceptualization: Specification of Test Purpose Specify the objective of the test What is the goal of testing? Define the Attribute What is the construct that you are measuring? Operational definition Identify the Subject Population Which is the group on which you will develop the test? Review of the Literature What is the previous research on the construct? Describe observations of the behavior Test Construction: Item Generation Defining the "observable" How will you measure the construct? Generate a pool of items to measure the trait by systematically identifying and specifying the items in the content domain Item generation yields more items than necessary Scaling: Selecting the Test Format How will the test be presented? Item format may be objective vs. subjective Response format may be forced vs. open-ended Response Formats Dichotomous True-False, Yes-No Multichotomous Response Biases There are several response styles. Social desirability
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