Use the test you selected in Assessment 1 for this assessment.
Assume the role in the scenario below:
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The director of the setting in which you work has praised your previous analyses and asked you to continue to evaluate the selected test according to the sixth, seventh, and eighth elements of the “Code Fair Testing Practices in Education” (2004):
The code states that test users, “(6) evaluate representative samples of test questions or practice tests, directions, answer sheets, manuals, and score reports before selecting a test; (7) evaluate procedures and materials used by the test developers, as well as the resulting test, to ensure that potentially offensive content or language is avoided; and (8) select tests with appropriately modified forms or administration procedures for test takers with disabilities who need special accommodations.”
Your analysis and summary will be reviewed by the executive team before you complete a final report.
Use the Assessment 3 Worksheet: Evaluation of Test Materials and Procedures Research, linked in the Required Resources, to complete this assessment. The worksheet contains 3 sections. Scoring guide criteria are italicized.
Section One: Test Review Table
Section Two: Summary and Rationale (minimum of 5 pages of content)
Use the Mental Measurements Yearbook reviews, publisher websites, and peer-reviewed journal articles to obtain information about the test under consideration.
Relate your findings for your selected test according to the sixth element of the Code.
Test Items and Format
Evaluate a test’s sample items, practice tests, directions, answer sheets, manuals, and score reports for appropriateness and for the intended purpose of the instrument.
Fair and Appropriate Materials
Analyze a test’s procedures and materials as presented by the test developers for appropriateness and for the intended purpose of the instrument.
Analyze a test’s use or availability of modified forms or administration procedures for test-takers with disabilities who need special accommodations for appropriateness and for the intended purpose of the instrument.
Analyze how advances in technology have been used to address issues of test items, procedures, and appropriate and fair usage.
Evaluate one AERA standard for Supporting Documentation for Tests that is implicated in either the positive or negative aspects of the selected test.
Section Three: References
Locate a minimum of five resources (a minimum three peer-reviewed journal articles) pertaining to your test’s construction, item development, procedures utilized in construction to minimize offensive content, and provisions of modifications and accommodations for test-takers. You will not be required to have a copy of your test to complete this assessment. You may use many different types of references and sources to obtain this information about your test. These references may include journal articles, literature reviews, Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) reviews, and publisher websites.
The summary on Elements 6, 7, and 8 (See Section Two) must be at least 5 pages in length. These pages do not include the title page (Section One), or References (Section Three).
Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and current APA format and style.
Times New Roman font, 12 pt.
Use Turnitin to review your assessment before submitting it for grading.
Joint Committee on Testing Practices. (2004). Code of fair testing practices in education. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/fair-testing.pdf
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