ERIC Number: ED267349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Applying Criterion-Referenced Measurement to School Psychology: A Handbook.
Goh, David S.
This document is a training module designed to familiarize practicing school psychologists and school psychology students with the field of criterion-referenced measurement and recent developments within the field. The introduction gives reasons for the need for criterion-referenced testing as opposed to norm-referenced tests which include legal requirements to gather data for prescriptive-remedial purposes. The first unit introduces the theory, background, and applications of criterion-referenced tests including the conceptual background, definitions, and the distinction between criterion-referenced and norm-referenced evaluation. The second unit discusses test development and psychometric aspects of criterion-referenced tests including test construction, reliability, validity, and standard setting. The third unit discusses evaluation and selection of criterion-referenced tests and the fourth unit contains descriptions and reviews of 20 popular, commerically available criterion-referenced tests in the field of school psychology. Six pages of references are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (17th, Las Vegas, NV, April 8-12, 1985).