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ERIC Number: ED445038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 354
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-4596-X
Tests That Work: Designing and Delivering Fair and Practical Measurement Tools in the Workplace.
Westgaard, Odin
This guide shows organization managers how to use tests to assess skills and values in the workplace, as well as how to develop good, fair tests without needing any other resources. Part 1, chapters 1 through 5, presents basic information about tests and their practical applications. Part 2 describes the 15 steps of the testing process. The chapters are: (1) "Tests"; (2) "Categories of Tests and Items"; (3) "Measurement"; (4) "Measuring Competence: Defining Performance and Mastery"; (5) "The Three Principal Uses for Tests"; (6) "Justifying the Test"; (7) "Planning the Test"; (8) "Developing the Test"; (9) "Practicing and Administering the Test"; (10) "Evaluating and Reporting the Results"; (11) "Using Test Results"; (12) "Evaluating the Test"; and (13) "Test Management: An Ethical Process." An appendix contains a glossary of testing items. (Contains 51 figures and 56 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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