Part 1: Terminology |
Part 2:Procedures |
Part 3: Test Interpretation |
Part 4: Assessment Ethics |

INSTRUCTIONS: Look at the data from the test below,then answer Questions 21-25 using any device you know how to operate. |

The raw scores for four sections of a norm-referenced English reading test. (The correct number of items for each section of the test appear below.) |
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Section 1 | Section 2 | Section 3 | Section 4 | Total | |

total items: | 10 | 30 | 20 | 30 | 90 |

1. Diana | 8 | 28 | 15 | 14 | 65 |

2. Cindy | 7 | 22 | 10 | 15 | 54 |

3. Marilyn | 4 | 11 | 9 | 8 | 32 |

4. Jack | 10 | 26 | 19 | 26 | 81 |

5. Chris | 51 | 5 | 10 | 16 | 46 |

6. Faith | 71 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 62 |

7. Faith | 9 | 10 | 12 | 21 | 52 |

8. James | 3 | 10 | 5 | 11 | 29 |

9. Emiko | 8 | 23 | 16 | 25 | 72 |

10. Eric | 6 | 19 | 12 | 18 | 55 |

etc. |

21. What is the mean for the overall test?

22. What is the standard deviation?

23. Which student(s) is/are more than a standard deviation from the mean?

24. Do any sections of this test correlate closely in a way that's statistically significant at a p<.05 level?

(If so, mention which)

25. What sort of distribution curve does this test have so far?

(B)

INSTRUCTIONS: Read this hypothetical data comparing a 60-item classroom pretest/posttest, then complete the
sentences below. Note that following the pretest, the top one-third students were classified into an
"upper group" and the lower one-third were classified into a "bottom group". |

Category | Pretest | Posttest |

sample size | 48 | 42 |

total mean | 30 | 33 |

total range | 7-44 | 12-52 |

total standard deviation | 4.6 | 4.3 |

upper group mean score | 45 | 50 |

upper group standard deviation | 3.2 | 3.4 |

bottom group mean score | 20 | 20 |

bottom group standard deviation | 4.2 | 5.8 |

26. How does the upper group sample distribution differ from the bottom group?

27. What sort claims could validly be made about the "progress" of this class?

28. In addition to the data above, think of at least one practical way to corroborate any

inferences about the possible "progress" of this class.

29. What would be an appropriate cut-off point for this post-test?

(C)

INSTRUCTIONS: Look at the data from the box plot below, then answer Questions 30 -33. |

30. What is the range of scores for Group A?

31. What is the mean (or possibly the median) of Group B?

32. What sort of SEM does this test likely have for Group A?

33. What sort of bell curve distribution does this test appear to have for Group B?

(D)

Students are required to write an essay of not less than 150 words on the following topic -

Are computers changing society for better and worse? |

Like many locally produced school exams, there are no clear grading criteria for the essays.

Mention at least three ways to increase the reliability of this type of examination item.

34. One way:

35. Another way:

36. Yet another way:

cont'd.

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