ERIC Number: ED097359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-15
Reference Count: 0
A Seven Step Strategy for Choosing a "Good" Test.
Kester, Donald L.
A seven step strategy is presented for selecting a "good" test in an educational setting. The steps are as follows: (1) make the following preliminary decisions: (a) decide why you need to test, (b) decide what you intend to do with the results, (c) decide what practical decisions will be made based on the testing results, and (d) decide who will make those decisions and who will be affected by those decisions; (2) form a Test Selection and Review Committee composed of decisionmakers and those who will be directly affected by the results of the testing; (3) search the formal literature for information about published and unpublished tests; (4) talk to test experts in other schools or colleges; (5) tentatively select one or more tests and pilot it; (6) evaluate the process and the products of the testing program; and (7) hold open the option to cycle back to any previous stage as the need arises. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southern California Testing Conference (Los Angeles, California, February 1974)