Comprehending Test Manuals: A Guide and Workbook
• Your students will get valuable practice in interpreting actual excerpts from published test manuals.
• Each of the 39 exercises begins with a guideline that helps students review the measurement concepts they will need in order to complete the exercise.
• Background notes on each exercise describe the purpose of the test from which the excerpt was drawn.
• Students answer questions that require them to locate and interpret important points in the excerpt.
• The excerpts are largely unabridged so that students practice interpreting material as it is actually presented by test makers.
• The skills they learn with this book can be easily transferred to other test manuals they may be using in the future.
• Students have an ethical responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with the technical characteristics of the tests they will use. This book prepares them for this responsibility.
• All major topics are covered, including:
· standard error of measurement
· norm group composition
· derived scores
· scales to detect faking
· item analysis
· cultural bias
• The excerpts are drawn from tests such as:
· Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
· Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
· Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale
· Beck Depression Inventory
· Stanford Achievement Test Series
· and many others!