How much do you know about assessments? Quiz 2: Validity & Defensibility
Posted by John Kleeman
Here is the second of our series of quizzes on assessment subjects, authored in conjunction with Neil Bachelor of Pure Questions. You can see the first quiz on Cut Scores here.
As always, we regard resources like this quiz as a way of contributing to the ongoing process of learning about assessment. In that spirit, please enjoy the quiz below and feel free to comment if you have any suggestions to improve the questions or the feedback.
Is a longer test likely to be more defensible than a shorter one? Take the quiz and find out.
NOTE: Some people commented on the first quiz that they were surprised to lose marks for getting questions wrong. This quiz uses True/False questions and it is easy to guess at answers, so we’ve set it to subtract a point for each question you get wrong, to illustrate that this is possible. Negative scoring like this encourages you to answer “Don’t Know” rather than guess; this is particularly helpful in diagnostic tests where you want participants to be as honest as possible about what they do or don’t think they know.