Shiken: JALT Testing & Evaluation SIG Newsletter
Vol. 15 No. 1. March 2011 (p. 19 - 30) [ISSN 1881-5537]
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Assessment Literacy Self-Study Quiz #10
by Tim Newfields

This ongoing column about testing, statistics, and assessment in a quiz format is designed to promote greater assessment literacy. Suggested answers to all of the problems below are online at

Part I: Open Questions

  1. What does a regression fallacy refer to? How can it be avoided?

  2. What is test maintenance? What sort of test maintenance procedures should schools creating their own entrance exams employ?

  3. What is questionnaire acquiescence? Why should it be of concern to survey designers? How can it be reduced?

  4. In a fixed choice test, what is the difference between an illegal value and an outlier? How can test designers reduce both of these?

  5. What steps should be taken to discourage the leakage of entrance examination test items onto the Internet while the exams are being held in a manner similar to that happened during the Kyoto, Doshisha, Rikkyo and Waseda university entrance exams of February 2011?

Part II: Multiple Choice Questions

  1. In surveys and structured interviews, which statement is true about filter questions? NOTE: Just one answer is considered fully correct.

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  3. Which statements are true about fundamental attribution errors? NOTE: Two of the statements below are considered correct.

  4. If you were using OCR sheets in a large scale survey, which of the following would bevconsidered data processing errors? NOTE: At least two statements below are correct.

  5. Assuming that we are dealing with data from a normally distributed curve, which of these statements would be true according to the three-sigma rule? NOTE: Just one answer is considered correct.


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