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A psychologist wanted to develop a numerical ability test for the student population. She wrote eighty multiple choice items, each item with five alternatives. The item analysis was carried out by finding discrimination index and item-remainder correlation for each item. Sixty items were retained in item analysis.

The new version, with finally retained sixty items was administered to a new sample (N = 400) twice with a time gap of eight weeks. The test-retest correlation was found to be 0.22, significant at. 01 level. The data obtained at the first administration of the sixty item version was also used for computing split-half reliability. The correlation between scores based on odd items and the scores based on even items was found to be 0.60. The split-half reliability coefficient was obtained after applying Spearman-Brown correction.

The scores obtained by the students were correlated with their marks in Mathematics in their annual examination which took place three months after the data collection. The product-moment correlation of 0.6 was obtained between test scores and mathematics. Norms were developed for the test. The normative sample yielded a mean of 40 and standard deviation of 8. The data were found to be normally distributed. As norms, percentile ranks were obtained.

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What would be the percentile rank for a score of 48?

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Choice (4) Response

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84

b.

16

c.

60

d.

68

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What would be the split-half reliability coefficient after Spearman-Brown correction?

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Choice (4) Response

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0.90

b.

0.40

c.

0.60

d.

0.75

Question number: 61

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In the language of psychometrics, a “foil” is

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Choice (4) Response

a.

part of the stem of an item on a multiple choice test.

b.

an incorrect alternative to a question on a multiple choice test.

c.

a general reference to distraction created by fellow testtakers.

d.

an aluminum sheet used primarily for computer test security.

Question number: 62

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The term “portfolio assessment” encompasses

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Choice (4) Response

a.

case study assessments.

b.

all of the above.

c.

behavioral assessments.

d.

work sample assessments.

Question number: 63

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When scores on a test are related to some current criterion behavior is ________.

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Choice (4) Response

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Content validity

b.

Face validity

c.

Concurrent validity

d.

Predictive validity

Question number: 64

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Pilot work is typically necessary in test development to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Make certain all nonverbal symbols are understood.

b.

Gather baseline physiological data on all test-takers.

c.

Evaluate the utility of including specific items.

d.

Transform ratio level data into interval level data.

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