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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
A true-false measure concerning the interpretation of intelligence quotients (IQ) is presented. The correct responses to the 10 items, and a brief explanation of each, are also included. The author attempts to reveal many misconceptions about the interpretation of IQ scores. (DWH)
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Objective Tests, Test Interpretation
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1983
The first of a series of quizzes on types of derived scores concerns interpreting grade-equivalent (GE) scores. The true-false items require a response about whether the stated interpretation of the GE score is sound. An answer key explains specific scoring methods. (CM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Equivalent Scores, Measurement Techniques, Test Interpretation
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Cook, Linda L.; Eignor, Daniel R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1991
This paper provides the basis for understanding score equating through item response theory (IRT). Theoretical justifications and practical advantages of IRT true-score test procedures are discussed. Three steps in the equating process are specified, and a self-test is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Equations (Mathematics), Item Response Theory, Mathematical Models
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1993
A quiz is presented that may call the attention of school personnel to regression effects in educational measurement, and clarify the meaning of statistical regression for educators in schools. Ten questions and their answers explore regression in the contexts of classroom testing, grading, and performance assessment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grading
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Stiggins, Richard J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1987
This instructional module presents and illustrates rules for designing performance assessments in a step-by-step strategy through: (1) reason for the assessment; (2) type of performance evaluated; (3) exercises to elicit performance; and (4) systematic rating procedures. Guidelines for maximizing reliability, validity, and economy are presented.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classroom Observation Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
Normal Curve Equivalents (NCEs), a new score system for standardized tests, are used by school districts in reporting results to federal funding agencies. The author uses a quiz format to answer questions on the use of NCE scores. (EGS)
Descriptors: Scores, Scoring, Standardized Tests, Test Interpretation
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
This quiz and its explanations are designed to help teachers and counselors assist students in deciding the meaning of their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the American College Test. (BW)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High Schools, Scores, Test Coaching
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1983
Percentile scores appear to be the easiest standardized test scores for parents to understand. Yet in this true-false test, Hills reveals commonly held misconceptions about percentile score reports. (LC)
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Norm Referenced Tests, Scores, Standardized Tests
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1983
Although stanine scores are used by many schools for posting students' test results in permanent records, not all teachers are confident in their interpretation of what stanine scores signify. This quiz and accompanying correct answers and explanations are offered to help make these scores more useful to practitioners. (LC)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Scores, Standardized Tests, Student Records
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Kolen, Michael J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1988
An instructional module is presented to promote a conceptual understanding of test form equating using traditional methods. Equating is distinguished from scaling. The equating methods described are: (1) mean; (2) linear; and (3) equipercentile. The module includes a self-test. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Equated Scores, Higher Education
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Oosterhof, Albert C. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1987
This module describes a method for weighting various measures of student achievement, such as examinations and home assignments, in order to combine these measures into a final grade. Standard deviation methods receive extensive attention. (TJH)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Evaluation Criteria, Grading, Norm Referenced Tests
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Hsu, Tse-chi; Nitko, Anthony J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1983
Microcomputer software for computer-assisted classroom testing is reviewed. The teacher and classroom are emphasized in applying computer technology. The major issues are identification of appropriate classroom testing microcomputer applications; identification of available microcomputer testing software; techniques for software evaluation; and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Programs, Evaluation Methods, Grading