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Pre-Conference Workshop - Test Construction Principles & Practices

  • 20 Jul 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Denver, CO
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Full Day Workshop presented by:

James Austin, Ph.D., Director of Assessment Services for CETE, The Ohio State University

Robert Mahlman, Director of CETE, The Ohio State University


Test design-development-delivery comprises a critical part of risk management for human resources professionals, and nowhere is this more important than in the public sector.  This workshop provides a look at key principles and practices entailed in a 10-step test construction model, spanning selected, constructed and performance responses, starting with context (laws, regulations, courts) and moving through 1) purpose, 2) content domains, 3) test specifications-blueprints, 4) items, 5) establishing defensible cutoffs, 6) test forms, 7) evidence through validation activities, 8) scoring-reporting, 9) maintenance, and 10) evaluating tests:  own and others (off-shelf).  The 2014 Standards for educational and psychological testing will be covered (though given their newness, not in depth).  Structured exercises and handouts will elaborate the material and user-supplied cases are welcome.


HRCI Information:

Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 7
Specified Credit Hours: HR (General)

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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