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ERIC Number: ED208001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Testing for Competency.
Ebel, Robert L.; Livingston, Samuel A.
NCME Measurement in Education, v12 n2 Sum 1981
This issue of Measurement in Education is presented in the form of a dialogue between Dr. Robert L. Ebel, Distinguished Professor of Educational Measurement at Michigan State University, and Dr. Samual A. Livingston, Program Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service. Alternative views on some aspects of the use of tests in assessing professional competence are presented. Livingston and Ebel direct special attention to the shortcomings and virtues of verbal knowledge, multiple-choice items, norm-referenced tests, conventional test statistics, and test validation. Livingston is more convinced of the shortcomings of the first four and the virtues of the fifth than is Ebel. Despite their differences, both agree on the need for psychometric excellence. (AL)
National Council on Measurement in Education, USPS 823120, 1230 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, DC.