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NCJ Number: 64246 Find in a Library
Title: TEST CONSTRUCTION FOR TRAINING EVALUATION
Author(s): C C DENOVA
Corporate Author: Van Nostrand Reinhold
United States of America

American Soc for Training and Development
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: American Soc for Training and Development
Madison, WI 53705
Van Nostrand Reinhold
Florence, KY 41042
Van Nostrand Reinhold
New York, NY 10020
Sale Source: Van Nostrand Reinhold
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7625 Empire Drive
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United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ESSENTIAL PROCEDURES FOR GOOD TEST ITEM SELECTION AND THE CONSTRUCTION, USE, ADMINISTRATION, AND EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF TESTS ARE OFFERED IN THIS BOOK, AS ARE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING PERSONNEL.
Abstract: THE ELEMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN EVALUATION PLAN ARE OUTLINED IN THE BEGINNING CHAPTER, AND THE REASONS FOR TESTING AND ITS VALUE TO BOTH MANAGEMENT AND TRAINEES ARE GIVEN. SUBSEQUENT CHAPTERS OUTLINE PRINCIPLES OF TEST CONSTRUCTION, INCLUDING ORGANIZATION OF INSTRUCTION, STEPS IN TEST CONSTRUCTION, TYPES OF TESTS, THE DEVELOPMENT AND WORDING OF GOOD TEST ITEMS, AND THE FITTING OF TESTS INTO THE INSTRUCTIONAL PATTERN. INFORMATION ON THE CONSTRUCTION AND GRADING OF ESSAY TESTS IS GIVEN AS WELL AS QUESTION-AND-ANSWER STANDARDS FOR ORAL QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION ON ESSAY TEST CONSTRUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION. SITUATION OR INCIDENT TEST ITEMS ARE EXAMINED, AND THE WEAKNESSES AND ADVANTAGES OF ALTERNATE-RESPONSE TEST ITEMS ARE DESCRIBED. ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS INCLUDE SUGGESTIONS FOR WRITING MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST ITEMS, MATCHING TEST ITEMS, AND USING FILL-IN OR COMPLETION ITEMS. THE DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING, AND ADMINISTRATION OF PERFORMANCE TESTS ARE DISCUSSED, AND THE ADMINISTRATION AND REPORTING OF TRAINING EVALUATION ARE DESCRIBED. THE TEXT IS USEFUL TO TRAINING STAFF PERSONNEL, STUDENTS SPECIALIZING IN EITHER TESTS OR MEASUREMENTS, AND TRAINING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS. A LIST OF RECOMMENDED READINGS IS ATTACHED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Cost/Benefit Analysis; Effectiveness; Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Evaluative research; Failure factors; Feedback; Personnel administration; Personnel selection; Testing and measurement
Note: VAN NOSTRAND REINHOLD/AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERIES
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