- Subject index
Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises comprises twenty modules, each corresponding to entire chapters in typical measurement theory texts. The modules begin with introductory concepts and a review of statistics; progress through conceptions of content, criterion-related, and construct validation, validity generalization and test-bias; and conclude with more advanced topics such as multiple regression and item response theory (IRT). Each module is composed of an overview, case studies, exercises, Internet references, and suggested further readings. An extensive glossary of key terms is also provided for quick reference. An Instructor's Resources CD containing exercises and assignments is also available.
Module 13: Scoring Tests
Up to this point in the book, we have focused on proper techniques for developing and evaluating tests. We have talked about establishing evidence for the reliability and validity of our tests. We have even talked about performing item analyses to evaluate individual items on a test. Essentially, we have been recommending you perform certain analyses to make sure you would have confidence in any decisions that resulted from use of the test. At some point, however, you will have to do something with the test. That is, as noted in Module 1, you are most likely administering the test to help you make an important decision. As a result, you will have to score the test and most likely set a ...