Ensuring the Fairness of Licensing Tests

Zieky, Michael
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CLEAR Exam Review, Winter 2002, 9(1), 20-26.
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Test development fairness validity licensing standards


Written for the developers of licensing tests, the purpose of this publication is to provide a description of the steps to take to help ensure that the tests created will be fair. It includes a brief discussion of the various meanings of fairness to provide a context for the actions, but the primary focus here is on things to do to build fairness into licensing tests. While there are references for those who desire more supporting information, the emphasis of the paper is on action rather than theory or research.

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