Evaluation of Test Materials and Procedures
Gathering information about and evaluating the remaining elements of the Code will require additional searches in the Capella library (including MMY), as well as other resources (such as test publisher websites). A search for relevant articles may include a keyword search within each review or research article. It may be helpful to do keyword searches within those documents with the following words: format, fair, fairness, bias, appropriate, accommodations, modifications, and computer orcomputer-assisted. Subsequently, this particular assessment requires a deeper search and provides a broader range of sources to fulfill the minimum references. In almost all cases, you will be able to locate some level of information on these elements.If you are struggling with locating sufficient information about a particular test in regard to an element in this assessment, then you will need to cite the references or reviews involved in your search and identify this element as problematic for your selected test, as it lacks sufficient documentation in the literature for this code or standard.Important: You are not required to submit a copy of your test to complete this assessment.
Use the test you selected in Assessment 1 for this assessment.Assume the role in the scenario below.
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 Elements 6â€“7 of the Code.
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 three sections.
Section 1: Test Review Table
Complete this section.
Section 2: Summary and Rationale
This section should have a minimum of five pages of content.Use the MMY 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 Element 6 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
Complete the following:
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 the negative aspects of the selected test.
Section 3: 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, MMY reviews, and publisher websites.
Your assessment should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and APA format and style.
Length: The summary on Elements 6, 7, and 8 (See Section 2) must be at least five double-spaced pages in length. These pages do not include the title page (Section 1) or References (Section 3).
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.