ERIC Number: ED399291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Guidelines for Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests.
Hambleton, Ronald K.
The International Test Commission formed a 13-person committee of psychologists representing a number of international organizations to prepare a set of guidelines for adapting educational and psychological tests. The committee has worked for 3 years to produce near final drafts of 22 guidelines organized into 4 categories: (1) context; (2) instrument development and adaptation; (3) administration; and (4) documentation and score interpretations. Each guideline by itself is described by a rationale for inclusion, a set of steps for achieving the guideline, a list of common errors, and references for follow-up study. This paper provides a report on the work of the committee in preparing the guidelines, the final version of which will be available in June of 1996. These guidelines must be incorporated into a set of ordered steps for conducting test adaptations. An abstract in French is attached. (Contains 4 figures and 27 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A