ERIC Number: ED426340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Internet To Enhance Test Selection, Orientation, Administration, and Scoring.
Sampson, James P., Jr.
This paper discusses the use of the Internet to enhance test selection, orientation, administration, and scoring. It begins with a review of potential Internet applications in these test areas. Also addressed are difficulties that may be encountered by counselors who use the Internet for testing and issues associated with using the Internet to deliver resources and services. The use of the Internet to deliver assessment resources and services may help or hinder the assessment process. Internet delivery of valid resources and effective services is dependent on careful research and development by assessment professionals. Practitioners need preservice and inservice training to maximize the potential problems. Professional associations need to keep pace with the evolution of the Internet in order to provide test developers and counselors with realistic standards to guide practice. Although assessment practice may be changing as a result of the Internet, existing principles of valid test development and practice can be used as a good starting point in shaping the application of this technology to assessment resources and services. (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Assessment in Counseling (Indianapolis, IN, March 30, 1998).