2nd Edition

Handbook of Test Development

ISBN 9780415626026
Published October 28, 2015 by Routledge
692 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations

USD $140.00

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Book Description

The second edition of the Handbook of Test Development provides graduate students and professionals with an up-to-date, research-oriented guide to the latest developments in the field. Including thirty-two chapters by well-known scholars and practitioners, it is divided into five sections, covering the foundations of test development, content definition, item development, test design and form assembly, and the processes of test administration, documentation, and evaluation. Keenly aware of developments in the field since the publication of the first edition, including changes in technology, the evolution of psychometric theory, and the increased demands for effective tests via educational policy, the editors of this edition include new chapters on assessing noncognitive skills, measuring growth and learning progressions, automated item generation and test assembly, and computerized scoring of constructed responses. The volume also includes expanded coverage of performance testing, validity, fairness, and numerous other topics.

Edited by Suzanne Lane, Mark R. Raymond, and Thomas M. Haladyna, The Handbook of Test Development, 2nd edition, is based on the revised Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, and 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

I. FOUNDATIONS. 1. Test Development Process. Suzanne Lane, Mark R.Raymond, Thomas M. Haladyna, and Steven M. Downing. 2. Test Design and Development Following the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Laurie L. Wise and Barbara S. Plake. 3. Evidence-Centered Design. Michelle M. Riconscente, Robert J. Mislevy, and Seth Corrigan. 4. Validation Strategies: Delineating and Validating Proposed Interpretations and Uses of Test Scores. Michael Kane. 5. Developing Fair Tests. Michael J. Zieky. 6. Contracting for Test Services. Edward Roeber and E. Roger Trent. II. CONTENT. 7. Determining Content and Cognitive Demand for Achievement Tests. Marianne Perie and Kristen Huff. 8. Job Analysis, Practice Analysis, and the Content of Credentialing Examinations. Mark R. Raymond. 9. Learning Progressions as a Guide for Design: Recommendations Based on Observations from a Mathematics Assessment. Edith Aurora Graf and Peter W. van Rijn. 10. Designing Tests to Measure Personal Attributes and Noncognitive Skills. Patrick C. Kyllonen. 11. Setting Performance Standards on Tests. Gregory J. Cizek and Darin S. Earnest. III. ITEM DEVLOPMENT AND SCORING. 12. Web-based Item Development and Banking. Timothy J. Muckle. 13. Selected-Response Item Development. Michael C. Rodriguez. 14. Design of Performance Assessments in Education. Suzanne Lane and Emi Iwatani. 15. Using Performance Tasks in Credentialing Tests. Kimberly A. Swygert & David M. Williamson. 16. Computerized Innovative Item Formats: Achievement and Credentialing. Stephen G. Sireci and April L. Zenisky. 17. Recent Innovations in Machine Scoring of Student and Test Taker Written and Spoken Responses. Mark D. Shermis, Jill Burstein, Christopher Brew, Derrick Higgins, and Klaus Zechner. 18. Language Issues in Item Development. Jamal Abedi. 19. Item and Test Design Considerations for Students with Special Needs. Stephen N. Elliott and Ryan J. Kettler. 20. Item Analysis for Selected-Response Test Items. Thomas M. Haladyna. 21. Automatic Item Generation. Mark J. Gierl and Hollis Lai. IV. TEST DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY. 22. Practical Issues in Designing and Maintaining Multiple Test Forms. Cathy LW Wendler and Michael E. Walker. 23. Vertical Scales. Michael J. Young and Ye Tong. 24. Designing Computerized Adaptive Tests. Tim Davey, Mary J. Pitoniak, and Sharon Cadman Slater. 25. Applications of Item Response Theory: Item and Test Information Functions for Designing and Building Mastery Tests. Richard M. Luecht. 26. Optimal Test Assembly. Wim J. van der Linden. V. PRODUCTION, PREPARATION, ADMINISTRATION, REPORTING, DOCUMENTATION, AND EVALUATION. 27. Test Production. Dan Campion. 28. Preparing Examinees for Test Taking: Guidelines for Test Developers. N. Scott Bishop and Susan Davis-Becker. 29. Test Administration. Rose C. McCallin. 30. A Model and Good Practices for Score Reporting. April L. Zenisky and Ronald K. Hambleton. 31. Documentation to Support Test Score Interpretation and Use. Steve Ferrara and Emily Lai. 32. Test Evaluation. Kurt F. Geisinger.

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Suzanne Lane is a Professor in the Research Methodology program in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mark R. Raymond is Research Director and Principal Assessment Scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners in Philadelphia, PA.

Thomas M. Haladyna is Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University.