EVALUATION OF TEST MATERIALS, SCORING, AND TECHNOLOGY
In Week 2, you selected three standardized tests that have relevancy to your specialization or a related profession and focused on the testing purpose, population, content or constructs assessed, and test user training. In Week 5, you focused on analyzing the evidence for the technical quality of your three selected tests.
In Chapters 7 and 8 of your Psychological Testing and Assessment text, you have been learning about test utility, test development, item analysis, and test use in a variety of settings and test-takers. In this assignment, you will apply those concepts to your selected tests when evaluating their materials, scoring, and technology.
For this assignment, locate a minimum of six resources (a minimum of two sources for each test) pertaining to the materials, scoring, and technology of the three tests. You will not be required or need to have a copy of your tests to complete this assignment. You may use many different types of references and sources to obtain this information about your tests. These references may include journal articles, literature reviews, MMY reviews, and test publisher websites. In almost all cases, you will be able to locate some level of information on these elements.
For some newer test editions, literature may be scarce. Refer back to the Lists of Tests by Type [DOCX] document to see which tests are approved for supplementation with articles that address earlier editions of the tests. If the “Combined Review Allowed” column is marked “Yes,” you can supplement your review with articles addressing the designated prior version of the test.
Note: In future courses, you may use the Capella library’s Interlibrary Loan service to obtain articles outside of the collection, but you should not have to use the service for this course. In the event that you cannot find articles covering a newer test edition, please refer to the List of Tests by Type [DOCX]. Note which tests have been designated as acceptable for searching prior test editions.
If you are struggling with locating sufficient information about a particular test in regard to an element in this assignment, then you will need to cite the references or reviews involved in your search and identify this element as problematic for your selected test, as it lacks sufficient documentation in the literature for this element.
Instructions for the content of the paper are in the u07a1 Assignment Template [DOC].
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
• References: A minimum of six references (a minimum of two sources per test).
• Length of paper: At least six double-spaced pages, not including the title page, abstract, or references.
• APA format: Current APA format and style is required throughout. Be sure to use the correct format and style for each respective type of reference, for example, website site versus journal). Refer to the Academic Writer for guidance.
TEST MATERIALS EVALUATION, SCORING, AND TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTIONS
In Week 2, you chose three standardized tests linked to your expertise or a related profession, focusing on the testing objective, population, content or constructs tested, and test user training. Week 5 was all about examining the evidence for the technical excellence of your three chosen tests.
You learned about test utility, test development, item analysis, and test application in a range of situations and test-takers in Chapters 7 and 8 of your Psychological Testing and Assessment textbook. You will apply those concepts to your chosen tests in this project by analyzing its materials, scoring, and technology.
Find a minimum of six resources (at least two sources) for this assignment.