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Ferrett, Helen L.; Carey, Paul D.; Baufeldt, Angela L.; Cuzen, Natalie L.; Conradie, Simone; Dowling, Tessa; Stein, Dan J.; Thomas, Kevin G. F. – International Journal of Testing, 2014
Because of their global clinical utility, phonemic fluency tests are frequently incorporated into neuropsychological assessment batteries. However, in heterogeneous societies their use is complicated by the lack of careful attention to using letters of equivalent difficulty across languages, and the paucity of norms stratified by relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonemes, Language Fluency, Alphabets
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Geisinger, Kurt F. – International Journal of Testing, 2012
This article sets the stage for the description of a variety of approaches to test reviewing worldwide. It describes the importance of test reviewing as a protection of the public and of society and also the benefits of this activity for test users, who must choose measures to use in particular situations with particular clients at a particular…
Descriptors: Test Reviews, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Global Approach
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Phelps, Richard P. – International Journal of Testing, 2012
This article summarizes research on the effect of testing on student achievement as found in English-language sources, comprising several hundred studies conducted between 1910 and 2010. Among quantitative studies, mean effect sizes range from a moderate d [image omitted] 0.55 to a fairly large d [image omitted] 0.88, depending on the way effects…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Testing, Academic Achievement, Effect Size
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Gierl, Mark J.; Lai, Hollis – International Journal of Testing, 2012
Automatic item generation represents a relatively new but rapidly evolving research area where cognitive and psychometric theories are used to produce tests that include items generated using computer technology. Automatic item generation requires two steps. First, test development specialists create item models, which are comparable to templates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Test Construction, Test Items
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Muniz, Jose; Fernandez-Hermida, Jose R.; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo; Campillo-Alvarez, Angela; Pena-Suarez, Elsa – International Journal of Testing, 2012
The proper use of psychological tests requires that the measurement instruments have adequate psychometric properties, such as reliability and validity, and that the professionals who use the instruments have the necessary expertise. In this article, we present the first review of tests published in Spain, carried out with an assessment model…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Measurement, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics
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Elosua, Paula; Iliescu, Dragos – International Journal of Testing, 2012
Psychometric practice does not always converge with the advances of psychometric theory. In order to investigate this gap, the authors focus on the 10 most used psychological tests in Europe, as identified by recent surveys. The article analyzes test manuals published in 6 different European countries for these 10 most used tests. A total of 32…
Descriptors: Psychological Testing, Personality Measures, Error of Measurement, Foreign Countries
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Bartram, Dave – International Journal of Testing, 2012
Internationalization is possible, but the objectives need careful consideration. It is noted that the majority of countries do not have any form of test quality procedure and that only a small number have reviews, registration, certification, or some combination of these approaches. Internationalization could provide benefits at the least by…
Descriptors: Test Reviews, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Standardized Tests
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Hagemeister, Carmen; Kersting, Martin; Stemmler, Gerhard – International Journal of Testing, 2012
In 2006, a (new) German standard for test reviewing was passed (Testkuratorium, 2006). There was already a European standard in place (European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, 2008). This article presents the German standard for test reviewing and explains how the German test review system was derived from demands in the German standard…
Descriptors: Test Reviews, Foreign Countries, National Standards, Performance Factors