Criterion-Referenced Testing: A Discussion of Theory and Practice in the Army
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report is an interim document dealing with development of a Criterion-Referenced Test CRT Construction Manual. The major objectives of the study were the development of an easy-to-use, how-to-do-it manual to assist Army test developers in the construction of CRTs, and the identification of needed research to help achieve a more consistent, unified criterion-referenced test model. In order to accomplish these objectives, the study surveyed the literature on criterion-referenced testing in order to provide an information base for development of the CRT Construction Manual visited selected Army posts to review the present status of criterion-referenced test construction and application in the Army prepared a draft CRT construction manual conducted a trial application of the draft manual and revised the CRT construction manual. The manual for developing criterion-referenced tests has been published as an ARI Special Publication Guidebook for Developing Criterion-Referenced Tests.
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