Free White Paper:  Managing Item Development for Large-Scale Assessment

Whether you work low-stakes assessments, small-scale classroom assessments or large-scale, high-stakes assessment, understanding and applying some basic principles of item development will greatly enhance the quality of your results.  This 22-page white paper sets out item development steps that will help you create defensible assessments including: 

  1. Training item writers and reviewers
  2. Drafting items
  3. Editing items (initial round)
  4. Content review
  5. Bias review
  6. Editing items (final round)
  7. Item try-outs and field tests
  8. Psychometric review

Although the paper addresses the requirements of large-scale, high-stakes testing, the fundamental considerations presented apply to any assessment.  

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