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.
Test Preparation and Specification
In developing a test from scratch, it might seem that we would begin the process by writing items. However, test development begins much earlier than item writing. Indeed, a number of issues must be carefully considered before creating even a single test item. This module presents these issues as a number of steps to be conducted during the early phases of test development. These steps, if fully embraced, will facilitate the writing of items and help ensure the development of a quality test. In many ways, the steps we take in developing a test prior to item writing are analogous to the steps a good researcher takes in preparation for conducting a study. Before conducting a study, the ...