ERIC Number: ED169120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Reviewing the Technical Quality of Examinations for Granting College Credit.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office on Educational Credit.
A team of technical experts should review the technical quality of proficiency examinations considered for assessing learning and granting college credit. The team should recommend approval or disapproval of the test; and if it is approved, recommend the level of test performance required in order to award credit. Information supplied by the test publisher may be helpful in making these decisions. The American Psychological Association's Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests represent a primary basis for judging tests. A number of other criteria should be considered. The skill or ability domains measured by the test should be clearly stated, and the rationale for item selection should be indicated. Item analysis data should indicate how well the domain has been sampled. Test items should be well-written and previously tested. Reliability data should pertain to test use in awarding credit by examination; cutting scores and norms should be appropriate for the institution using the test. The test should be free of known bias. The publisher should provide instructions for testing, scoring, time limits, and test security. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office on Educational Credit.