before updating to mavericks - Developing and validating multiple choice test item

This book will be of interest to anyone who develops test items for large-scale assessments, as well as teachers and graduate students who desire the most comprehensive and authoritative information on the design and validation of multiple-choice test items.

This third edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the development of multiple-choice (MC) test items and the study of item responses for the improvement or continued use of these items.

The work is replete with practical "how to" kinds of advice in the forms of rules, check lists, and examples of good/bad items.

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These readers surface in my life in countless ways.

Some readers point out an error, share an idea or a new MC format, ask a question, or simply offer support to the effort to improve test items.

This book is intended for anyone who is seriously interested in designing and validating multiple-choice test items that measure understanding and the application of knowledge and skills to complex situations, such as critical thinking and problem solving.

The most comprehensive and authoritative book in its field, this edition has been extensively revised to include: *mo This book is intended for anyone who is seriously interested in designing and validating multiple-choice test items that measure understanding and the application of knowledge and skills to complex situations, such as critical thinking and problem solving.

This third edition contains some significant revisions that I hope will be an improvement over the previous two editions.

MOTIVATION FOR THIS THIRD EDITIONRevising a book for the second time requires some motivation. First, readers continue to show an interest in a comprehensive treatment of MC item development and item response validation.The most comprehensive and authoritative book in its field, this edition has been extensively revised to include: *more information about writing items that match content standards; *more information about creating item pools and item banking; *a new set of item-writing rules (with examples) in chapter 5, as well as guidelines for other multiple-choice formats; *hundreds of examples including an expanded chapter 4 devoted to exemplary item formats and a new chapter 6 containing exemplary items (with author annotations); *a chapter on item generation (chapter 7) featuring item modeling and other procedures that speed up item development; and *a more extensive set of references to past and current work in the area of multiple-choice item writing and validation.This book will be of interest to anyone who develops test items for large-scale assessments, as well as teachers and graduate students who desire the most comprehensive and authoritative information on the design and validation of multiple-choice test items. Do you like writing multiple choice test items that exhibit desirable psychometric properties? Then Developing and Validating Multiple-Choice Test Items by Thomas Haladyna is for you!This is the most current and comprehensive book devoted to item writing.It addresses the related topics of multiple-choice test item development and validation of responses to these test items -- two critical steps in the development of any cognitive test.In fact once I sat down and actually started trying to churn them out I found that it's actually very HARD to do if you do it right.

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