Applying the principles of item and test analysis to yield better results

Posted by Julie Delazyn

Using item and test analysis reports gives you valuable data that can help you improve your assessments – but how do you interpret  that data and use it effectively?

This SlideShare presentation put together by Sean Farrell, Senior Manager Evaluation & Assessment at PricewaterhouseCoopers, explains the principles of item and test analysis and shows you how to make them work for the benefit of your organization.

(You can learn about Questionmark item analysis and test analysis reports here.)

Check out this presentation to see how the principles of good item and test writing play out in real life – and how heeding them results in better items and assessments.

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  2. My caution here is the Classic Test Theory assumptions don’t fully work with Criterion-Referenced tests. For example, a test in which all succeed, e.g., get the landing gear down on time, will show a Cronbach alpha of 0.0 indicating no reliability. I still rely on these techniques, but I’m careful how I use them, especially if I am creating a High Stakes test.

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