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Mini Testing Certificate Series: Tests & Assessments

  • 01 Feb 2022
  • 15 Mar 2022
  • 6 sessions
  • 01 Feb 2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CST)
  • 08 Feb 2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CST)
  • 15 Feb 2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CST)
  • 22 Feb 2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CST)
  • 15 Mar 2022, 11:30 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • 15 Mar 2022, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (CDT)
  • Virtual


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Mini Testing Certificate Series: 

How to Develop Valid Tests

a 6-Part Mini Series  (New Dates)

Take one, all, or any combination

Tuesday's at 1:00pm Central Time;  75 minutes each

2/12/82/152/22; 3/15; 3/15

This series is about how to get develop valid tests and assessments.  It covers defining what is required of a test, different testing methods, the scoring methods, and analyzing test data.  You will see real examples and get practical guidelines you can apply to your work.   You can take the whole series or just selected topics of interest to you.   When you complete the whole series you will receive a certificate in Testing.  Topics in the series are:

  1. Test Basics:  learn what is a test, what is required for a test to be valid. ($59*)
  2. How to Decide What to Test, Why, and How:  learn the value of  developing operational definitions and doing a criticality analysis to determine what and how to test.  You will get guidelines and tools for developing an operational definition and doing a criticality analysis.  ($69*)
  3. How to Develop Multiple-Choice Questions that Test Higher Level Skills:  find out how to use the work of David Merrill and Robert Bloom to create forced-choice questions (multiple-choice) measure memory and reasoning.  You will receive a toolkit with guidelines for developing effective multiple-choice tests ($89*)
  4. How to Analyze Test Results:  learn how to do an item analysis to identify which questions and answer choices are effective and ineffective.  You will also learn how to compare tests to confirm they are equivalent, that is measure the same knowledge and are equivalent in difficulty. ($69*)
  5. How to Develop Performance Tests: learn the different types of performance tests, how they differ in their level of fidelity (how life-like they are), and get guidelines on how to develop them.  You will see examples. ($79*)
  6. How to Develop Checklists and Rubrics:  learn how to design and develop checklists and rubrics that are designed to score performance tests.  Learn to train judges in how to score performance tests and control inter-rater reliability of judges. You will receive templates and guidelines. ($79*)

* Cost per session for the general public.  Discounts are available to ISPI, LDA, 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 $414, a $30 series savings; the cost for ISPI and LDA members is $384, a $60 series savings; the cost for Hale Center Professional Members is $354, a $90 series savings.    Please contact if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

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