Criterion-referenced Test Development: Technical and Legal Guidelines for Corporate Training

Overview

Criterion-Referenced Test Development is designed specifically for training professionals who need to better understand how to develop criterion-referenced tests (CRTs). This important resource offers step-by-step guidance for how to make and defend Level 2 testing decisions, how to write test questions and performance scales that match jobs, and how to show that those certified as ?masters? are truly masters. A comprehensive guide to the development and use of CRTs, the book provides information about a variety ...
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Overview

Criterion-Referenced Test Development is designed specifically for training professionals who need to better understand how to develop criterion-referenced tests (CRTs). This important resource offers step-by-step guidance for how to make and defend Level 2 testing decisions, how to write test questions and performance scales that match jobs, and how to show that those certified as ?masters? are truly masters. A comprehensive guide to the development and use of CRTs, the book provides information about a variety of topics, including different methods of test interpretations, test construction, item formats, test scoring, reliability and validation methods, test administration, a score reporting, as well as the legal and liability issues surrounding testing. New revisions include:
  • Illustrative real-world examples.
  • Issues of test security.
  • Advice on the use of test creation software.
  • Expanded sections on performance testing.
  • Single administration techniques for calculating reliability.
  • Updated legal and compliance guidelines.

Order the third edition of this classic and comprehensive reference guide to the theory and practice of organizational tests today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118943403
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/17/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

Sharon Shrock is professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where she coordinates graduate programs in ID/IT. She is the former co-director of the Hewlett-Packard World Wide?Test Development Center. She is a past president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology's Division of Instructional Development and has served on the editorial boards of most of the major academic journals in the instructional design field.

Bill Coscarelli is professor in the Instructional Design specialization at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's department of Curriculum & Instruction and the former co-director of the Hewlett-Packard World Wide?Test Development Center. Bill has been elected as president of the International Society for Performance Improvement and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology's Division for Instructional Development. He was the founding editor of Performance Improvement Quarterly and ISPI's first vice-president of Publications.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Sidebars.

Introduction: A Little Knowledge Is Dangerous.

Why Test?

Why Read This Book?

A Confusing State of Affairs.

Misleading Familiarity.

Inaccessible Technology.

Procedural Confusion.

Testing and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation.

Certifi cation in the Corporate World.

Corporate Testing Enters the New Millennium.

What Is to Come. . .

PART I: BACKGROUND: THE FUNDAMENTALS.

1 Test Theory.

2 Types of Tests.

PART II: OVERVIEW: THE CRTD MODEL AND PROCESS.

3 The CRTD Model and Process.

PART III: THE CRTD PROCESS: PLANNING AND CREATING THE TEST.

4 Plan Documentation.

5 Analyze Job Content.

6 Content Validity of Objectives.

7 Create Cognitive Items.

8 Create Rating Instruments.

9 Establish Content Validity of Items and Instruments.

10 Initial Test Pilot.

11 Statistical Pilot.

12 Parallel Forms.

13 Cut-Off Scores.

14 Reliability of Cognitive Tests.

15 Reliability of Performance Tests.

16 Report Scores.

PART IV: LEGAL ISSUES IN CRITERION-REFERENCED TESTING.

17 Criterion-Referenced Testing and Employment.

Epilogue: CRTD as Organizational Transformation.

References.

Index.

About the Authors.

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