Test reviews are comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of tests or testing procedures. Test reviews must be carried out by experts in the field of testing and test use, and they should pursue an educational aim. A test review focuses on the evaluation of the characteristics of the test and test materials as well as current evidence of psychometric quality. It evaluates whether a test measures what it purports to measure, and to what extent the interpretation of test scores, as laid out by the authors, in terms of assessment of an individual’s attributes is justified. The guidelines chosen for test review are to be comprehensively used and transparently described. Any limitation of test quality should be accurately described, rather than merely admitted, so as to constructively pave the way for future scientific improvement.
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- Test Description and Specific Subtest Descriptions
- Test Manual, Test Materials, and Administration
- Test Construction, Item Analysis, and Measurement Model
- Standardization Sample(s)
- Quality Criteria for Interpretation of Test Scores (objectivity, reliability, validity)
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