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Handbook of Test Development

Edited by: Steven M. Downing , Thomas M. Haladyna

Print publication date:  January  2006
Online publication date:  April  2011

Print ISBN: 9780805852646
eBook ISBN: 9780203874776
Adobe ISBN: 9781135283384

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Despite the fact that test development is a growth industry that cuts across all levels of education and all the professions, there has never been a comprehensive, research-oriented Handbook to which everyone (developers and consumers) can turn for guidance. That is the mission of this book. The Handbook of Test Development brings together well-known scholars and test-development practitioners to present chapters on all aspects of test development. Each chapter contributor is not only a recognized expert with an academic and research background in their designated topic, each one has also had hands-on experience in various aspects of test development.

This thirty two-chapter volume is organized into six sections: foundations, content, item development, test design, test production and administration, and post-test activities. The Handbook provides extensive treatment of such important but unrecognized topics as contracting for testing services, item banking, designing tests for small testing program, and writing technical reports. The Handbook is based on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, which serve as the foundation for sound test development practice. These chapters also suggest best test development practices and highlight methods to improve test validity evidence.

This book is appropriate for graduate courses and seminars that deal with test development and usage, professional testing services and credentialing agencies, state and local boards of education, and academic libraries serving these groups.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Twelve Steps for Effective Test Development Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing: Guidance in Test Development Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Contracting for Testing Services Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Evidence-Centered Assessment Design Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Item and Test Development Strategies to Minimize Test Fraud Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Preparing Examinees for Test Taking: Guidelines for Test Developers and Test Users Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Content-Related Validity Evidence in Test Development Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Identifying Content for Student Achievement Tests Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Determining the Content of Credentialing Examinations Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Standard Setting Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Computerized Item Banking Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Selected-Response Item Formats in Test Development Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Item and Prompt Development in Performance Testing Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Innovative Item Formats in Computer-Based Testing: In Pursuit of Improved Construct Representation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Item Editing and Editorial Review Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Fairness Review in Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Language Issues in Item Development Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Anchor-Based Methods for Judgmentally Estimating Item Statistics Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Item Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Practical Issues in Designing and Maintaining Multiple Test Forms for Large-Scale Programs Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Vertical Scales Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Developing Test Forms for Small-Scale Achievement Testing Systems Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Designing Ability Tests Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Designing Computerized Adaptive Tests Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Designing Tests for Pass–Fail Decisions Using Item Response Theory Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Test Production Effects on Validity Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Test Administration Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Considerations for the Administration of Tests to Special Needs Students: Accommodations, Modifications, and More Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Practices, Issues, and Trends in Student Test Score Reporting Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Technical Reporting and Documentation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Evaluating Tests Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Roles and Importance of Validity Studies in Test Development Download PDF
Epilogue Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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