Test User Qualification Levels

All reputable test publishers require test purchasers to complete a form specifying the credentials that qualify them to use the testing materials they wish to buy and certifying that the materials will be used in accordance with all applicable ethical and legal guidelines. Although the number of levels and the specific credentials required at each level differ among publishers, their qualification criteria are typically organized into at least three tiers, based roughly on a categorization of...

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB

The ASVAB is administered as a computerized adaptive test (CAT-ASVAB) at military entrance processing stations and as a paper-and-pencil test at mobile test sites. Individuals who take the ASVAB have already been pretested with shorter screening instruments administered by recruiters.The ten subtests that make up the ASVAB, used by all the U.S. Armed Forces for selection and classification of personnel, are the following Automotive-Shop Information The first four of these subtests make up the...

Explorations in Item Development and Scoring

The revolution in computer technology, along with the rapid pace of developments in the theory and methodology of psychological science, permit an almost boundless exploration of innovative techniques that can be applied to measurement problems. In concluding this chapter, two promising applications of computer technology to the realm of test items are presented. Recent Developments in Item Generation The task decomposition and test protocol analysis methods ushered in by cognitive psychology...