5 Ways to Limit the Use of Breached Assessment Content

Posted by Austin Fossey In an earlier post, Questionmark’s Julie Delazyn listed 11 tips to help prevent cheating. The third item on that list related to […]

Know what your questions are about before you deliver the test

Posted by Austin Fossey A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with an assessment manager at an educational institution—not a Questionmark customer, mind you. […]

Test Security: Not Necessarily a Question of Proctoring Mode

Posted by Austin Fossey I recently spent time looking for research studies that analyzed the security levels of online and in-person proctoring. Unfortunately, no one seems […]

Writing JTA Task Statements

Posted by Austin Fossey One of the first steps in an evidence-centered design (ECD) approach to assessment development is a domain analysis. If you work in […]

Question Type Report: Use Cases

Posted by Austin Fossey A client recently asked me if there is a way to count the number of each type of item in their item […]

Managing Item Development for Large-Scale Assessment

Posted by Julie Delazyn Whether you work with low-stakes assessments, small-scale classroom assessments or large-scale, high-stakes assessment, understanding and applying some basic principles of item […]

Simpson’s Paradox and the Steelyard Graph

Posted by Austin Fossey If you work with assessment statistics or just about any branch of social science, you may be familiar with Simpson’s paradox—the idea […]

When to weight items differently in CTT

Posted by Austin Fossey In my last post, I explained the statistical futility and interpretive quagmires that result from using negative item scores in Classical Test […]

An argument against using negative item scores in CTT

Posted by Austin Fossey Last year, a client asked for my opinion about whether or not to use negative scores on test items. For example, if […]

Item Development – Summary and Conclusions

Posted by Austin Fossey This post concludes my series on item development in large-scale assessment. I’ve discussed some key processes in developing items, including drafting items, […]

Conference Wrap Up: Tips, Advice & Pictures from Napa

Posted by Julie Delazyn The Questionmark Users Conference is the most important learning event of the year. With over a dozen sessions to attend and […]

Standard Setting: A Keystone to Legal Defensibility

Since the last Questionmark Users Conference, I have heard several clients discuss new measures at their companies requiring them to provide evidence of the legal […]

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