Fair Testing

1 assessment measures consistently reliability

2 assessment measures what it is supposed to measure validity

3 assessment is free of elements that offend or penalize certain groups absense of bias

4 bias review panel is an example of what approach to eliminate or reduce bias? judgmental approach

5 differential item function DIF, is an example of what approach to eliminate or reduce bias empirical approach

6 standardized testing of young children age 3-8 offers guidelines for responsible and appropriate use of standardized tests encountered in early childhood care and education. NAEYC

nat. assoc. for the education of young children

7 code of fair testing practices in education.. represents a prof. consensus concerning appropriate test development, use, and interpretation in education. AERA / APA

american educational research association/ american psychological association

8 stability of consistency of a test perfomance reliability

9 score student would obtain if there were not measurement errors. true score

10 the score a student achieves on a test. Best estimate we have of the student’s performance/true score obtained score

11 an estimate of the consistency of an individual’s test performances represented by an index of how likely it is that another test performance (on a equidifficult test) would yield a comparable score. Standard Error of Measurement


12 reliabilty consists of a true score and measurement error true

13 Nothing can be measured perfectly true

14 there is always error in every measurement true

15 there will always be some variation true

16 reliable measures have low measurement error true

17 Reliability can be conceptualized as the degree to which

a. test scores are free from errors of measurement.

b. test items compare to what is being taught.

c. the test conflates with other tests measuring the same constructs.

d. the test results avoid false negative and false positive classification. A. test scores are free from errors of measurement.

18 An instrument that has fixed directions for the administration and scoring of the instrument is said to be

a. standardized.

b. valid.

c. reliable.

d. norm-referenced. A. standardized.

19 John made a score of 100 on a test that had a standard error of measurement of 4 points. What is the probability of his true scoring falling between 92 and 108?

a. 34 out of 100

b. 68 out of 100

c. 95 out of 100

d. 995 out of 1,000 C. 95 out of 100

20 The reliability of a test will probably be increased if the test developed

a. selects homogeneous samples in the standardization.

b. includes a wide variety of types of items.

c. increases the length of the test.

d increases the number of individuals in the standardization. C. increases the length of the test.

21 The multiaptitude battery developed by the U.S. Employment Service is the


b. DAT



22 Tests such as the Graduate Record Examination and College admissions tests can be classified as

a. general aptitude batteries.

b. specialized aptitude tests.

c. scholastic aptitude tests.

d. intelligence tests. C. scholastic aptitude tests.

23 What personality inventory is used to assess normal personality dimensions concerning an examinee’s typical behavior patterns?

a. Edwards Personal Preference Inventory

b. California Psychological Inventory

c. Eysenck Personality Inventory

d. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory B. California Psychological Inventory

24 What are neurophsychological assessment instruments used for?

a. To test for brain damage

b. To test for genetic tendencies

c. To test for neuroticism

d. To test for psychomotor abilities A. To test for brain damage

personality inventory that is designed to test the DSM-IV categories is the

a. Eysenck Personality Inventory.

b. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

c. Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory

d. Thematic Apperception Test C. Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory