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  • What is Item Banking? How can it improve my assessment?

    Item banking refers to the purposeful creation of a database of items intending to measure a predetermined set of constructs. The term item refers to what many call questions; though their content need not be restricted as such and can include problems to solve or situations to evaluate in addition to straightforward questions. The art […] The post What is Item Banking? How can it improve my asse...

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  • What is psychometrics supposed to be doing?

    Today I read an article in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (the colloquial journal published by the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology) that really resonated with me. Has Industrial-Organizational Psychology Lost Its Way? -Deniz S. Ones, Robert B. Kaiser, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Cicek Svensson Why?  Because I think a lot of the points they are making are also true […] The...

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  • Item Writing Tips

    With so many things to consider, it’s no wonder psychometricians often recommend the retirement of poor performing items. Here are some of the most common issues we see, along with our tried and true methods for designing good, psychometrically sound items: Issue Recommendation Key is invalid due to multiple correct answers. Consider each answer option […] The post Item Writing Tips appeared first...

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  • ASC Drives Thought Leadership at 2017 Innovations in Testing Conference

    I just returned from the 2017 Innovations in Testing conference in Scottsdale, AZ, organized by the Association of Test Publishers.  This is one of my favorite conferences because it contains a compelling blend of ingredients – quality psychometrics, innovative technology, and the business of assessment – and the 2017 edition definitely did not disappoint. This year I was […] The post ASC Drives T...

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  • The Psychometrics of JRR Tolkien

    Few people realize that deep in the heart of The Hobbit, Tolkien placed an allegory that deftly demonstrates the psychometric concepts of Difficulty and Discrimination. For those not familiar with the story, Bilbo and his companions attempt to liberate treasure from an evil dragon. On the way, they are captured and imprisoned deep underground, then Bilbo is separated from his […] The post The Psyc...

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  • New version of CITAS released

    The post New version of CITAS released appeared first on Online Testing, Educational Assessment, Computerized Adaptive Testing | Assessment Systems.

  • How do I conduct a modified-Angoff study?

    There are a number of acceptable methodologies in the psyychometric literature for standard setting studies, also known as cutscores or passing points.  Examples include Angoff, modified-Angoff, Bookmark, Contrasting Groups, and Borderline.  The modified-Angoff approach is by far the most commonly used, yet it remains a black box to many professionals in the testing industry, especially non-psycho...

  • Understanding FastTest’s Annual Certification/ Recertification Report

    Background of the Certification/Recertification Report The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is a group that accredits certification programs.  Basically, many of the professional associations that had certifications (e.g., Certified Professional Widgetmaker) banded together to form a super-association, which then established an accreditation arm to ensure that certifications were...

  • What is Scaling?

    I often hear this question, especially regarding the scaled scoring functionality found in software like FastTest and Xcalibre.  The following is adapted from lecture notes I wrote while teaching a course in Measurement and Assessment at the University of Cincinnati. Scaling: Sort of a Tale of Two Cities Scaling at the test level really has […] The post What is Scaling? appeared first on Online Te...

  • What is item response theory?

    Item response theory (IRT) represents an important innovation in the field of psychometrics. While now 50 years old – assuming the “birth” is the classic Lord and Novick (1969) text – it is still underutilized and remains a mystery to many practitioners.  So what is item response theory, and why was it invented? Classical test […] The post What is item response theory? appeared first on Online Tes...

  • Top 3 K-12 Assessment Trends

    Technavio recently released a market analysis on K-12 Assessment Trends.  They concluded that there are three big trends currently impacting the testing world: Emphasis on cognitive testing and assessment Increase in number of standardized test-optional institutions Rising penetration of cloud computing The second of the 3 K-12 Assessment Trends is not on assessment itself (or psychometrics, the [...

  • ASC Presents at 2016 Conference on Test Security

    ASC attended the 2016 Conference on Test Security (COTS), held October 18-20 in Cedar Rapids IA, graciously hosted by Pearson.  The conference brings together thought leaders on all aspects of test security, including statistical detection of test fraud, management of test centers, candidate agreements, investigations, and legal implications.  ASC was lucky enough to win three […] The post ASC Pre...

  • The 3 best approaches for IRT equating

    If you are delivering high stakes tests in linear forms – or piloting a bank for CAT/LOFT – you are faced with the issue of how to equate the forms together.  That is, how can we defensibly translate a score on Form A to a score on Form B?  While the concept is simple, the […] The post The 3 best approaches for IRT equating appeared first on Online Testing, Educational Assessment, Computerized Ada...

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