Contents: S.M. Downing, T.M. Haladyna, Preface. Part I: Foundations. S.M. Downing, Twelve Steps for Effective Test Development. R.L. Linn, The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing: Guidance in Test Development. E.R. Trent, E. Roeber, Contracting for Testing Services. R.J. Mislevy, M.M. Riconscente, Evidence-Centered Assessment Design. J.C. Impara, D. Foster, Item and Test Development Strategies to Minimize Test Fraud. L. Crocker, Preparing Examinees for Test Taking: Guidelines for Test Developers and Test Users. Part II: Content. M. Kane, Content-Related Validity Evidence in Test Development. N.L. Webb, Identifying Content for Student Achievement Tests. M. Raymond, S. Neustel, Determining the Content of Credentialing Examinations. G.J. Cizek, Standard Setting. Part III: Item Development. C.D. Vale, Computerized Item Banking. S.M. Downing, Selected-Response Item Formats in Test Development. C. Welch, Item and Prompt Development in Performance Testing. S.G. Sireci, A.L. Zenisky, Innovative Item Formats in Computer-Based Testing: In Pursuit of Improved Construct Representation. R.A. Baranowski, Item Editing and Editorial Review. M. Zieky, Fairness Reviews in Assessment. J. Abedi, Language Issues in Item Development. R.K. Hambleton, S.J. Jirka, Anchor-Based Methods for Judgmentally Estimating Item Statistics. S.A. Livingston, Item Analysis. Part IV: Test Design. C. L.W. Wendler, M.E. Walker, Practical Issues in Designing and Maintaining Multiple Test Forms for Large-Scale Programs. M.J. Young, Vertical Scales. P. Jones, R.W. Smith, D. Talley, Developing Test Forms for Small-Scale Achievement Testing Systems. G.H. Roid, Designing Ability Tests. T. Davey, M.J. Pitoniak, Designing Computerized Adaptive Tests. R.M. Luecht, Designing Tests for Pass-Fail Decisions Using Item Response Theory. Part V: Test Production and Administration. D. Campion, S. Miller, Test Production Effects on Validity. R.C. McCallin, Test Administration. M.L. Thurlow, S.J. Thompson, S.S. Lazarus, Considerations for the Administration of Tests to Special Needs Students: Accommodations, Modifications, and More. Part VI: Posttest Activities. J.M. Ryan, Practices, Issues, and Trends in Student Test Score Reporting. D.F. Becker, M.R. Pomplun, Technical Reporting and Documentation. C.W. Buckendahl, B.S. Plake, Evaluating Tests. T.M. Haladyna, Roles and Importance of Validity Studies in Test Development. C.B. Schmeiser, Epilogue.
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