STANDARDIZED TESTING FOR THE OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING FOR INSTRUCTORS COURSE.
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The developmental steps followed in constructing standardized tests for graduates of the Office Defense Radiological Monitoring for Instructors courses are discussed. The complete test battery consists of a multiple choice, paper-andpencil test covering content areas considered important by knowledgeable Office of Civil Defense and Atomic Energy Commission personnel and two performance examinations which test radioactive source handling and survey instrument employment skill. Three equivalent, alternative forms of the written test are described. Item analytic and reliability data, along with preliminary normative materials, are presented for the written tests. The construction and development of the performance examinations are also detailed. A test administrators manual, for both the written tests and the performance examinations, is included as an appendix. Author