The editors of this volume suggest that there are missing elements in the conceptualization upon which standard test theory is based. Those elements are models for just how people know what they know and do what they can do, and the ways in which they increase these capacities. Different models are useful for different purposes; therefore, broader or alternative student models may be appropriate. The chapters in this volume consider a variety of directions in which standard test theory might be extended. Topics covered include: the role of test theory in light of recent work in cognitive and educational psychology, test design, student modeling, test analysis, and the integration of assessment and instruction.
Table of Contents
Contents: R.J. Mislevy, Introduction. R.E. Snow, D.F. Lohman, Cognitive Psychology, New Test Design, and New Test Theory: An Introduction. R.J. Mislevy, Foundations of a New Test Theory. D.F. Lohman, M.J. Ippel, Cognitive Diagnosis: From Statistically Based Assessment Toward Theory-Based Assessment. N.S. Cole, Comments on Chapters 1-3. D. Thissen, Repealing Rules That No Longer Apply to Psychological Measurement. R.E. Bennett, Toward Intelligent Assessment: An Integration of Constructed-Response Testing, Artificial Intelligence, and Model-Based Measurement. S. Embretson, Psychometric Models for Learning and Cognitive Processes. B.F. Green, Comments on Chapters 4-6. S.P. Marshall, Assessing Schema Knowledge. P.J. Feltovich, R.J. Spiro, R.L. Coulson, Learning, Teaching, and Testing for Complex Conceptual Understanding. G.N. Masters, R.J. Mislevy, New Views of Student Learning: Implications for Educational Measurement. D.H. Gitomer, D. Rock, Addressing Process Variables in Test Analysis. J.B. Carroll, Comments on Chapters 7-10. K. Yamamoto, D.H. Gitomer, Application of a HYBRID Model to a Test of Cognitive Skill Representation. J.B. Carroll, Test Theory and the Behavioral Scaling of Test Performance. I.I. Bejar, A Generative Approach to Psychological and Educational Measurement. E.H. Haertel, D.E. Wiley, Representations of Ability Structures: Implications for Testing. H.I. Braun, Comments on Chapters 11-14.
"This collection of chapters sets the scene for future developments in test theory and application. I would have no reservations about recommending this book to any professional in the area of test theory or development."
"...the ideas presented are provocative and some of the procedures that are beginning to be developed in this field appear promising."