Test Construction: Item Writing & Item Analysis

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Which concept indicates the extent to which a test measures what it intends to measure?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a good psychological test item?

2. What is the first step in the test construction process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test how much you know about the test construction process. Areas of study on the quiz include the characteristics of a good psychological test and a good test item.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider the following before taking the quiz:

  • First step in the test construction process
  • Item writing
  • Item analysis

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of a good psychological test and the initial step in the test construction process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding item writing
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you understand main terms from the lesson, like the word for whether or not a test measures what it claims to measure

Additional Learning

For more information on creating psychological tests, you can access the lesson named Test Construction: Item Writing & Item Analysis. Some of the main topics are listed below:

  • Definition of a psychological test
  • Six essential steps for developing a good psychological test
  • Examples of good test items
  • Test-retest method and the alternate form method
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