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Psych 117 Final Exam
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When it comes to descriptive statistics and describing the characteristics of a distribution, which two (2) components are key?
Measures of Reliability
Measures of Average
What are the measures of central tendency?
What are the most commonly used measures of variability?
For any distribution of scores (regardless of the value of the mean and standard deviation), if the scores are distributed normally, almost 100% of the scores will fit
between how many standard deviations from the mean?
−3 and +3
Which two (2) of following are TRUE of the coefficient of determination:
It's computed by squaring the correlation coefficient
It's the amount of the variance that is explained
T/F: Grammatical clues are alright in a short answer format.
T/F: Short answer/completion items should come directly from study material.
T/F: Completion items decreases item sampling.
Which level of Bloom's taxonomy would short answer or completion items be good for assessing?
The following test question is an example of what type of item?
Item: Who is the current president of the United States?
If the "blank" appears at the beginning of the item, what might happen?
Test taker can get stuck
Completion and short answer are especially attractive item formats for what type of test?
Which of the following is a benefit of short answer and completion items?
Guessing is minimized
Which of the following is a disadvantage of using short answer and completion items?
Assessment of higher thinking
Short answer questions are used for tapping what kind of information?
T/F: Essay items are good for assessing higher level thinking.
T/F: Essay items are easy to construct.
T/F: Essay items are easy to score.
If the limits of an essay item clearly define the scope of the response, what type of essay format is being used?
Which of the following terms would be associated with an essay item?
All of the following are ways the scorer of an essay item can ensure each response is evaluated fairly, EXCEPT?
Refer to the first response read when grading other responses
Which one of the following is a key source of error variance are associated with essay items?
Differences in grading
Which of the following is a benefit of using essay items?
In order to gain maximum benefit from an essay question, which of the following guidelines should you follow?
Allow adequate time for answering
Essay questions allow test takers to do all EXCEPT which of the following?
Perform well on them, even for non-writers
T/F: True-False items are used to assess basic knowledge abilities.
T/F: True-False items should be stated as questions.
T/F: Qualifiers limit your ability to be precise in writing true-false items.
When writing true-false items, what does the test developer need to consider?
Need for precision
If Dawn's score on a 100 item/point test was 75, what is her correct score for guessing?
Which of the following is an advantage of using true-false items?
Ease in scoring
What is a limitation of using true-false items?
Measures only basic skills
What general category do true-false items fall under?
When writing True/False items, what must be considered?
Only one answer can be correct
True-False items are most often used to assess ______________.
T/F: Negatives and absolutes should be used in question stems for multiple choice items.
False (should NOT be used)
T/F: Distracters do not need to be plausible, just well written.
False (They must be plausible)
T/F: An item analysis can be performed before a test is administered.
False (it is based on responses to test items)
What is one advantage of using multiple-choice items?
Guessing is minimized
What is one disadvantage of using multiple-choice items?
Can be more than one correct answer
Which of the following difficulty levels would be associated with the hardest item?
Which of the following components set the premise for a multiple-choice item?
What is calculated when you examine the proportion of test takers who get an item correct?
What is represented by the proportion of correct responses between the high and low groups?
What are the characteristics of a perfect item?
D = 50% and d = +1.00
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