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Assessment Development

Digital Module 08: Foundations of Operational Item Analysis
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Hanwook Yoo and Dr. Ronald K. Hambleton provide an accessible overview of operational item analysis approaches for dichotomously scored items within the frameworks of classical test theory and item response theory.
Digital Module 09: Sociocognitive Assessment for Diverse Populations
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Robert [Bob] Mislevy and Dr. Maria Elena Oliveri introduce and illustrate a sociocognitive perspective on educational measurement, which focuses on a variety of design and implementation considerations for creating fair and valid assessments for learners from diverse populations with diverse sociocultural experiences.
Module 17: Item Bank Development
This ITEM module is designed to help those who develop assessments of any kind to understand the process of item banking, to analyze their needs, and to find or develop programs and materials that meet those needs.
Module 18: Setting Passing Scores
This ITEM module describes standard setting for achievement measures used in education, licensure, and certification.
Module 22: Standard Setting: Contemporary Methods
‚ÄčThis ITEM module describes some common standard-setting procedures used to derive performance levels for achievement tests in education, licensure, and certification.
Module 23: Practice Analysis Questionnaires: Design and Administration
This ITEM module describes procedures for developing practice analysis surveys with emphasis on task inventory questionnaires.
Module 24: Quality Control for Scoring, Equating, and Reporting
This ITEM module describes quality control as a formal systematic process designed to ensure that expected quality standards are achieved during scoring, equating, and reporting of test scores.
Module 25: Multistage Testing
This ITEM module describes multistage tests, including two-stage and testlet-based tests, and discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages of multistage testing as well as considerations and steps in creating such tests.
Module 30: Booklet Designs in Large-Scale Assessments
This ITEM module describes the construction of booklet designs as the task of allocating items to booklets under context-specific constraints.
Module 34: Automated Item Generation
This ITEM module describes and illustrates a template-based method for generating test items.
Module 44: Quality-control for Continuous Mode Tests
In the current ITEMS module we discuss errors that might occur at the different stages of the continuous mode tests (CMT) process, as well as the recommended QC procedure to reduce the incidence of each error.