ERIC Number: ED193247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Test Use: A Commentary on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests.
Brown, Frederick G.
This monograph serves as a nontechnical guide to teachers, counselors, school psychologists, administrators, parents, and others who use the 1974 Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests. The Standards are a concise summary of standards and guidelines for the development, evaluation, interpretation, use, and reporting of information on psychological and educational tests and assessment methods. These guidelines focus on standardized and published assessment methods and, like the Standards, do not cover teacher-made tests. An introductory chapter identifies some of the basic considerations in educational and psychological assessment and provides a framework for the material discussed in following chapters. Chapter 2 considers the qualifications of test users, the process of selecting a test, and the standards relating to administration and scoring of the instrument. Chapter 3 focuses on the psychometric properties of the instrument, its reliability and validity. Chapter 4 discusses interpretation of test scores, and Chapter 5 covers several issues in test use, including test fairness and ethical issues. (RL)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Educational Testing, Guidelines, Psychological Testing, Scoring, Standardized Tests, Standards, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Selection, Test Validity, Testing, Testing Problems
National Council on Measurement in Education, 1230 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, DC.