Week 5-Developing Test Items
Test specifications provide a descriptive outline of a test and can include information about the construct measured, the format and structure of a test, the number of items, and other information as needed. In this week’s Learning Resources, there is a Test Specifications Template that you should now complete for your proposed Final Project. This template will help guide you through determining the specifications for your test. There is also a completed template that you may look at as a reference.
In Week 3, you submitted your test specifications. Now, you should incorporate your Instructor’s feedback and create your test items. Remember to write your items so that they are clear and unambiguous. Avoid compound items (e.g., “I am happy most days and I usually like to smile”). Also make sure that the items are representative of the construct that you are measuring.
I was kind of expecting to see you use the form that accompanies the assignment instructions. I like the opening paragraph that builds a foundation for psychological testing.
It appears that you want to focus on the construct of “intelligence” which is good. The next part of the assignment was to suggest how you would define the construct. I didn’t see much there as you moved into information on the WAIS.
The next section was supposed to focus on areas that you would use to help you create items (interviews, or the literature) and then you were to present an item that you wrote that would be used to measure the construct.
I think you are off a little with the expectation of the assignment. This is an assignment designed to start you on the steps of creating your own scale.
Please see the test specification form and example provided to complete the assignment. Please insert the response in the form.