Review our Global Institute sample agenda for the course "Design and Development of Large-Scale Assessments."
|Test Development Process||Review the general steps of the ETS test development process.|
|Evidence-Centered Design||This session presents a method of designing tests that directly links item and test development to the knowledge, skills and abilities to be tested, claims to be made and evidence to be collected.|
|Item Writing and Reviewing Guidelines||Review general item writing and reviewing guidelines applicable to multiple-choice tests. Time permitting, participants practice writing and reviewing items using the guidelines.|
|Design and Development of Performance Assessments||This session outlines the guidelines and procedures for developing performance assessments (non-multiple-choice assessments). Rubrics and essays from ETS tests are used as examples.|
|Scoring Performance Assessments||Methods and logistics of essay scoring. Time permitting, participants also gain experience reviewing essays.|
|Overview of Psychometric Concepts in Testing||This session provides a summary of the basic psychometric concepts behind test development: item analysis, differential item functioning (DIF), equating, scaling, score interpretation, reliability, validity and fairness.|
|Equating and Scaling of Test Scores||Discusses the statistical issues involved in constructing comparable test forms.|
|Standard Setting||Provides an overview of the methodologies involved in establishing cut scores in large-scale assessments.|
|Test Fairness and Differential Item Functioning (DIF)||This session discusses the issues surrounding test fairness. The session also introduces DIF, the analysis of how matched people in different groups perform on a test item.|
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