Test Development, Validity & Scaling Methods Products

  • Handbook of International Large-Scale Assessment

    Background, Technical Issues, and Methods of Data Analysis

    Edited by Leslie Rutkowski, Matthias von Davier, David Rutkowski

    Technological and statistical advances, along with a strong interest in gathering more information about the state of our educational systems, have made it possible to assess more students, in more countries, more often, and in more subject domains. The Handbook of International Large-Scale…

    Hardback – 2013-11-12
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
    Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Frontiers of Test Validity Theory

    Measurement, Causation, and Meaning

    By Keith A. Markus, Denny Borsboom

    This book examines test validity in the behavioral, social, and educational sciences by exploring three fundamental problems: measurement, causation and meaning. Psychometric and philosophical perspectives receive attention along with unresolved issues. The authors explore how measurement is…

    Paperback – 2013-04-09
    Multivariate Applications Series

  • Analyzing Rater Agreement

    Manifest Variable Methods

    By Alexander von Eye, Eun Young Mun

    Agreement among raters is of great importance in many domains. For example, in medicine, diagnoses are often provided by more than one doctor to make sure the proposed treatment is optimal. In criminal trials, sentencing depends, among other things, on the complete agreement among the jurors. In…

    Paperback – 2006-09-07
    Psychology Press

  • Defending Standardized Testing

    Edited by Richard Phelps

    The education reform movement of the past two decades has focused on raising academic standards. Some standards advocates attach a testing mechanism to gauge the extent to which high standards are actually accomplished, whereas some critics accuse the push for standards and testing of impeding…

    Paperback – 2005-02-17
    Psychology Press

  • Scaling Methods

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Dunn-Rankin, Gerald A. Knezek, Susan R. Wallace, Shuqiang Zhang

    Scaling Methods is written for professionals in the behavioral sciences who analyze data that results from subjective responses. Other books on scaling attitudes or measuring perceptions focus on the psychometrician's view of measurement. This book focuses on the users' view by concentrating on…

    Paperback – 2004-07-13
    Psychology Press

  • Item Generation for Test Development

    Edited by Sidney H. Irvine, Patrick C. Kyllonen

    Since the mid-80s several laboratories around the world have been developing techniques for the operational use of tests derived from item-generation. According to the experts, the major thrust of test development in the next decade will be the harnessing of item generation technology to the…

    Hardback – 2002-03-01

  • Test Scoring

    Edited by David Thissen, Howard Wainer

    Test Scoring provides a summary of traditional true score test theory and modern item response theory related to scoring tests, as well as novel developments resulting from the integration of these approaches. The background material introduced in the first four chapters builds a foundation for the…

    Hardback – 2001-05-01

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