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Mini Series: How to Develop Tests & Assessments

  • 28 Jul 2021
  • 01 Sep 2021
  • 6 sessions
  • 28 Jul 2021, 3:00 PM (CDT) 01 Sep 2021, 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • 04 Aug 2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • 11 Aug 2021, 3:00 PM 4:40 PM (CDT)
  • 18 Aug 2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • 25 Aug 2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • 01 Sep 2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • Virtual


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How to Develop Tests & Assessments 

a 6-Part Mini Series

Take one, all, or any combination

Tuesday at 11am Central Time; 45 to 75 minutes each

1/1;  1/18;  1/25;   2/1;  2/8;  2/15

This series is about how to develop tests and assessments that measure knowledge and skills.  You will see real examples and get practical guidelines you can apply to your work.   Topics in the series are:

  1. Testing Basics: what a test is, what the different types of tests are, and what makes a test defensible as in valid, reliable, and equitable ($59*)
  2. What and How to Test: the process for deciding what and how to test, how to design a job study, how to use operational definitions, and how create a test blueprint ($69*)
  3. How to Develop Multiple-Choice Tests that Test Higher Level Skills: the rules for creating valid items, and guidelines for leveraging Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and Merrill's work to test higher level skills ($89*)
  4. How to analyze test data and confirm tests are equivalent: the rules for 1) identifying ineffective questions and distractors and 2) determining their level of difficulty of the test and its individual questions.  
  5. How to Build Effective Performance Tests what are the different types of performance tests, the benefits and requirements of each type, and how to select the best type given your situation ($79*)
  6. How to Build Effective Checklists & Rubrics: How to judge people's ability to execute a procedure or perform a physical or cognitive task fairly and consistently, how to judge a work product to confirm it complies with standards or possesses specific attributes, how to qualify judges, and how to calibrate the scoring procedure ($69*)
* Cost per session for the general public.  Discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.  To register for specific topics, visit upcoming events. 

    Objectives:  For a complete description of the series, visit the workshops page.   

    Materials:  Each topic comes with a workbook containing the slides, guidelines, and other supporting materials. 

    Cost:  For the series for the general public is $394, a $30 series savings; the cost for ISPI and LDA members is $364, a $60 series savings; the cost for Hale Center Professional Members is $334, a $90 series savings.    Please contact if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

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