IAMSE Web Audio Seminar Series “Testing your test: Assessing the Quality of Test Items”

Veronica MIchaelsenTesting Your Test: Assessing the Quality of Test Items
Presenter: Veronica Michaelsen
March 17, 12 PM ET

For an assessment to be an acceptable measure of student learning, it must be a valid and reliable and contain high quality test items. But how can you determine if your assessment makes the grade? Psychometric and item analysis data are often provided and allow for a post-hoc analysis of an assessment and yet few of us have formal training on how to interpret these data. This web seminar will review the types of statistics that are generally provided, how these numbers are derived and the waysin which they can be interpreted. Participants will learn about some general guidelines used in determining the quality of test items as well as hear about some of the exceptions to those rules.

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