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Binary Choice Items

Chapter 1, 2


1. Assessment is a device or procedure in which a sample of an

individual’s behavior is obtained, evaluated, and scored using
standardized procedures.
True or False

2. Measurement can be defined as a set of rules for assigning

numbers to represent objects, traits, attributes, or behaviors.
True or False

3. Assessment is an integral component of the teaching process.

True or False

4. If you want to be an effective teacher, you do not need to be

knowledgeable about testing and assessment.
True or False

5. Psychometrics is the science of psychological measurement.

True or False

6. Maximum performance test are designed to assess the lower

limits of the examinee’s knowledge and abilities.
True or False

7. Validity refers to the accuracy of the interpretations of test

True or False

8. Reliability refers to the stability or consistency of the test

True or False

9. There are (2) maximum performance tests; achievement tests

or aptitude tests.
True or False
10.On speed tests, performance reflects differences in the speed
of the performance.
True or False

11. On power tests, performance reflects the difficulty of the items

the examinee answers incorrectly.
True or False

12.On a pure power test, the speed of performance is not an

True or False

13.Typical response tests are designed to measure the typical

behavior and characteristic of examinees.
True or False

14.Standardized tests are professionally developed tests that are

administered, scored, and interpreted in a standard manner.
True or False

15.Nominal scales rank people or objects according to the

amount of a characteristic they display or possess.
True or False

16.Ordinal scales classify people or objects into categories,

classes, or sets.
True or False

17.Ratio scales have the properties of interval scales plus a true

zero point.
True or False

18.A distribution is a set of scores.

True or False

19.The (3) measures of central tendency are the mean, median,

and mode.
True or False

20.All distributions are symmetrical.

True or False

Chapter 3, 4

(Match the letter that represents the correct answer with the

A. Raw score F. Linear K.Interpolat P.

transformati ion Confidenc
ons e interval

B. Norm- G. Z-scores L. Reliability Q. Mastery

referenced testing

C. Standardizati H. T-scores M. R. Cut

on samples Measureme score
nt error

D. Normal I. Percentile N. Time S.Normal

distribution rank sampling curve
error equivalent

E. Standard J.Age O. T.
scores equivalents Composite Qualitativ
score e

1. Derived score format that indicates the age, typically in years

and months, at which a raw score is the mean or median.
2. The number of items scored or coded in a specific manner such
as correct/incorrect, true/false, and so on.
3. Symmetrical, unimodal distribution in which the mean, median,
and mode are all equal.
4. Limits the extent to which test results can be generalized and
reduces the confidence we have in test results.
5. Help professionals communicate results in written reports and
other formats.
6. Preferred type of derived score. Transformation of raw scores to
a desired scale with a predetermined mean and standard
7. The simplest of the standard scores and indicate how far above
or below the mean of the distribution the raw score is in standard
deviation units.
8. Refers to consistency or stability of assessment results.
9. All scores are equal to or above this score are reported as “pass”
whereas scores below it are reported as “fail”.
10.Reflects the percentage of individuals scoring below a given
point in a distribution.
11.The examinee’s performance is compared to the performance of
other people.
12.A sample of the target population drawn using a specific set of
13.Have a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10. Have
advantage of all scores being positive and without decimals.
14.Involves determining whether the examinee has achieved a
specific level of mastery of the knowledge and skills domain.
15.Reflects random fluctuations in performance from one situation
or time to another and limits our ability to generalize test results
across different situations.
16.Reflects a range of scores that will contain the individual’s true
score with a prescribed probability.
17.Retain a direct relationship with raw scores and the distribution
retains its original shape.
18.Procedure which intermediate grade equivalents are calculated.
19.Standardized psychological instruments that contain several
measures that are combined.
20.Normal standard score with a mean of 50 and a standard
deviation of 21.06.

Chapters 5,6,7,8

Multiple Choice

1. ____________________ refers to the appropriateness or accuracy

of the interpretations of test scores:

Reliability Validity Procedures Concept

2. When test scores are interpreted in multiple ways, each

interpretation needs to be _________________.
Validated Reviewed Evaluated Scored

3. __________________ involves an integration of evidence that

relates to the meaning or interpretation of test scores:

Construct validity Criterion related Reliability

Evidence based

4. _____________________ And ______________________ are two

important factors to be considered when evaluating the
correspondence between the test content and its construct.
Content coverage/Face validity Item relevance/Content
5. The ________________________ is used to describe the amount of
prediction error due to the imperfect validity of the test.
Linear regression SEM Criterion contamination

6. ______________________ is defined as the percentage or

proportion of test takers who correctly answer the item.
Accuracy Validated Item Difficulty
Optimal Item

7. For maximizing variability among test takers, the optimal item

difficulty level is __________.
.40 .90 .45 .50

8. Item _________________ refers to how well an item can

accurately discriminate between test takers who differ on the
construct being measured.
Discrimination Score Difficulty

9. Item ___________ can result not only in better tests but also in
better teaching.
Analysis Summary Measurement

10._____________ refers to how broad or narrow an objective is.

Format Domain Scope Assessment

11. The simplest level of taxonomy is _____________.

Comprehension Knowledge Development

12.Educational objectives are often classified as either

____________ or ________________.
Behavioral/Non-behavioral Behavioral/Non-typical Non-

13.The part of the item that is either a question or an incomplete

statement is referred to as the ______.
Alternative Stem Distracter Format

14. ________________ are by far the most popular selected

response items.
Multiple Choice Items True/False Items
Matching Items

15. Multiple-Choice items are ___________.

Assessed Versatile Hard All of the above

16.Multiple-Choice items are efficient at sampling the content

Domain Analysis Range Manner

17._______________ Items usually contain two columns of words or

True/False Multiple Choice Matching Fill

18.True-False items provide little ___________ information.

Susceptible Diagnostic Useful Reliable

19.Matching items may promote ______ memorization.

Rote Strong Efficient Vulnerable

20._____________ Items involve a statement or question that the

student marks as true or false, agree or disagree, yes or no
and so on.
True/False Matching Fill In Multiple
Essay Questions

Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12

Short Answer

1. List the four scales of measurement and define each