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1. Which is not true about criterionreferenced testing?

They are useful when one is wishing to compare a score to an individual’s peer group.


2. A test developer asks five clinicians who are experts in depression to rank 100 depressed clients on a 1 to 5 scale from minor depression to severe depression. The rankings are then correlated with test scores on a new test of depression. What kind of validity is being measured?

Concurrent


3. If I were interested in examining whether or not the GREs can accurately tell how students perform in graduate school, I would most likely want to investigate the ___ validity of the test.

Predictive


4. Rather than giving individualized tests to assess learning disabilities to thousands of students, a school system decides to first use a shortened version of the test which can be given in a group format. The decision is mostly concerned with which test worthiness issues

practicality


5. One problem with giving two forms of the same test is that despite the publishers attempt to make them similar, there could be major differences. This problem is most closely associated with which type of reliability

Alternate forms


6. The SpearmanBrown formula is for which purpose?

To make adjustments to reliability estimate due to concerns of shortness of the test


7. What is the mode of the following groups of scores 4,7,8,9,10,12, and, 14?

8


8. Jill Jacobs receives a grade equivalent score of 10.6 on a national reading test. She is in the ninth grade. Which statement is most true about Jill?

Jill is doing better than the average student in her grade level.


9. What is the median of the following group of scores 4,7,8,8,9,10,12, and, 14?

8.5


10. If z= 3.0 which is not correct?

sten=9


11. Griggs v. Duke Power Company asserted

That tests used for hiring and advancement at work must show that they can predict job performance for all groups


12. On a positively skewed curve, which is true

the mode is lower than the median which is lower than the mean


13. Which scale of measurement is being used if I assigning numbers based on different professional affiliation

nominal


14. On a negatively skewed curve, which is true

the mean is lower than the median which is lower than the mode


15. Which of the following does not describe reliability?

the degree to which a test measures what it’s supposed to measure


16. Which is not a step in determining the content validity of an instrument?

The test is shown to be highly correlated with another, similar test.


17. On normally distributed curves, which is not true?

The mean of the standard deviation is 0


18. If Juan has scored a 53 on a test, what can we say about how he has done?

all but one of the following


19. A test developer creates a new instrument to measure depression. He correlates this instrument with an existing test that measures anxiety. The test developer hopes to not find a high correlation, thus assuring the integrity of the construct she is measuring. This type of validity is called

discriminant validity


20. Which of the following is not always true?

If you know the z score, you can determine the standard deviation of the test


21. Given N=600, M=40, SD= 10 (Normal Distribution). Approximetely how many individuals would you expect to score between 20 and 30?

84


22. An individual receives a DIQ score of 73. Taking into account standard error of measurement, what is his “true score” 68 percent of the time if testretest reliability is .96?

7076


23. On a normally distributed curve, which is true?

The mean, median, and mode are the same


24. Which statement is usually not true about all normreferenced standardized achievement tests?

The standard deviations are always the same, regardless of test publishing company.


25. A type of reliability in which half of the test items are correlated with the other half is called

oddeven


26. Which scale of measurement would I use if I was measuring height and weight differences among ethnic groups?

ratio


27. An individual receives a T score of 73 on a test that measures empathic ability. Taking into account standard error of measurement, what is his “true score” 95 percent of the time if testretest reliability is .75?

10 points


28. All of the following are types of internal consistency reliability, except

Parallel forms
