1. 6 rules for writing items
    -define clearly what you want to measureĀ 

    -generate an item pool

    -keep level of reading appropriate for the person

    -avoid double-barreled questions

    -mix positively and negatively worded items

    -avoid exceptionally long items
  2. which tests were more prone for obsolete?
    vocational interest or aptitude batteries
  3. item formats- dichotomous format
    items that require a yes-no, true-false response
  4. item formats- dichotomous format- which two tests are in this format?
    MMPI and MMPI-2
  5. item formats-dichotomous format- what is one downfall ?
    one can get half of them right with just by guessing
  6. item formats-what are polychotomous format?
    • responses have more than 2 alternatives
    • *classic multiple choice question
  7. item formats-polychotomous format- waht are distractors?
    • the incorrect items
    • *only if its a achievement or aptitude test
  8. item formats-polychotomous format- how many distractors should there be?
    • no more than 3 or 4
    • *studies have shown
  9. item formats-polychotomous format- how tough should the distractors be>
    they have to be just right
  10. item formats-likert format- what is a likert scale?
    it is a scale that has any number of choice points on a graduated scale
  11. item formats-likert format- is likert data interval or ordinal?
    some argue it is ordinal
  12. item formats-likert format- what point discriminations is optimal?
    7 point
  13. item formats-what is category format?
    • similar to likert scales, but more than 5-7 items
    • ex) on scale of 1-10
    • ex) when a group is being rated the ratters tend to use ratings of up to 10
    • *for most tasks, 10 is enough points to discriminate
  14. (item formats)(category format) What is a visual analog scale?
    is one in which a 100-millimeter line is used and the subject can draw a slash across it at whatever point they want
Card Set
writing and evaluating a test