Obtaining the maximum amount of info about what the learner knows or can do in as little time as possible
A match among the course, curriculum goals, and the tests; match what has been taught and learned but also how it was taught and learned
The extent to which the learners accept the test as valid. Willing participation because the test is fair, a reasonable way of assessing what they have learned.
33. How do groups perform on a test? All learners from all courses at the same level perform roughly the same. Two tests that test the same knowledge or ability should yield similar results
The relationship between what happends in class and how learners are tested. What and how you test has ramifications for what instructors do in the classroom and what learners expect instructors to do in the classroom and what learners do outside the classroom
a test item that tests one point or objective
a test item that tests more than one point or objective at a time
the mode in which a test item is elicited: either spoken, written, visual stimulus or combination
Fixed-item response format
one in which the correct answer must be chosen from among, several alternatives
Structured item response format
One in which some control or guidance is given for the answer, but student must contribute something of their own.
Open-ended item response format
One in which the student is free to answer a question as he or she wishes without having to chose among alternatives provided
Does it give the same results with different groups of students?
The degree to which a test measures what it purports to measure
The test looks as if it is measuring what it is supposed to, perceived validity
Adequacy of sampling of content or objectives in a test
Is the test a true reflection of the theory of the trait that is being measured.
Testing the same phenomenon in a variety of different ways
Can the test be administered efficiently, effectively?
Is the test seen as fair, important and interesting by takers?
Does the test offer rich, clear, relevant and generalizable info?