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ERIC Number: ED316553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Current Status of the Test User Qualification Process.
Robertson, Gary J.
The development of procedures by which test publishers can screen individual purchasers to minimize the possibility of test misuse is described. The Test User Qualifications Working Group (TUQWoG), an outgrowth of the Joint Committee on Testing Practices, was formed to address the prevention of test misuse through improved methods of screening test purchasers. In defining the scope of its work, the group decided to study commercially published tests, excluding licensure and certification examinations, college entrance tests, and entrance tests for professional schools. The studies conducted by TUQWoG focused on the individual test purchaser, not the institutional purchaser. Study 1 identified the content domain of test user competency through a critical incidents study with 62 experts. Study 2 examined the key test user behaviors for tests in general by having 19 experts rate the 86 key test user behaviors obtained in Study 1. Study 3 described and evaluated common factors of test misuse through the input of 200 experts who rated 76 tests. Study 4 encompassed the development of actual test purchaser forms using data from the first three studies. Two test publishers developed these forms, and a sample form is provided. A technical report issued by TUQWoG contains guidelines for developing a purchaser qualification form. Two tables and one figure illustrate the process. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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