ERIC Number: ED249269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-10
Reference Count: 0
A Practitioner's Guide to Criterion-Referenced Test Development, Validation, and Test Score Usage (Second Edition). Laboratory of Psychometric and Evaluation Research Report No. 70.
Hambleton, Ronald K.; Eignor, Daniel R.
This instructional training package introduces practitioners to methods for developing, validating, using, and reporting criterion-referenced tests. It provides a comprehensive presentation of criterion-referenced testing technology. The package emphasizes the most recent substantive and technological advances in the field that are both important and relatively easy to use. The 10 units of instruction are: (1) "Introduction to Criterion-Referenced Testing"; (2) "Preparation of Objectives and Test Items"; (3) "Assessment of Content Validity"; (4) "Test Assembly and Administration"; (5) "Reliability, Validity and Norms"; (6) "Issues and Methods for Standard-Setting"; (7) "Criterion-Referenced Test and Test Manual Evaluations"; (8) "Use and Reporting of Test Score Information"; (9)"Design of Criterion-Referenced Testing Programs--Two Examples"; and (10) "New Developments and Areas for Further Research." Each unit is divided into sections: a unit overview; an introduction to covered topics; relevant technical materials and examples; occasional optional materials; and cited references. Some units have additional references for further study. Flow-charts, figures, and tables are included whenever possible. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Laboratory of Psychometric and Evaluative Research.