Identify and Discuss the Limitations of Item Analysis
Identify and discuss the limitations of item analysis.
What is the first step in developing criterion-referenced tests? A) Getting expert agreement about how to construct the test B) Clearly specifying the objectives in precise statements about what is to be learned C) Identifying the types of people who are likely to take the test and either score very well or very poorly D) Creating items with a wide range of difficulty and administering them to experts in the field
Develop several test items and describe methods for analyzing the appropriateness or inappropriateness of their inclusion on a test.(Hint: It may be helpful to actually "administer" these items to a group of friends. )
Criterion-referenced tests offer some advantages over tests that may be graded more subjectively and they are now quite prolific in school systems across the country.However,they have some specific problems.Discuss these advantages and disadvantages (feel free to integrate information from previous chapters).How would you improve this situation?