Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Create a simple test based on the steps noted in chapter six of the text (Hogan, 2007), applying what you learned in the test development exercise.

          Previously I was employed with an organization that took a comprehensive approach in helping children overcome the symptoms of Asperger syndrome, ADHD, processing disorders, and learning disabilities. Children and adolescents who suffer these types of disorders and who have learning disabilities often have problems processing information. Therefore, I would use the six major steps in developing a test that helps determine how children and adolescents processes information modeled after the Basic Achievement Skills Inventory (BASI). 

Defining the Test's Purpose: the purpose of test is to provide an understanding of how children and adolescents processes information.

Preliminary Design Issues: individually administered, this test assesses cognitive abilities significant for learning. Administered to children and adolescents based on the individual age of the child or adolescent, ranging between three and 17 years of age. Five multiple-choice subtests with a time limit of 15 minutes each will measure varying of cognitive abilities, such as understanding simple number concepts, phonological processing, processing speed, visual recognition and matching, delayed and immediate recall, and visual and verbal working memory. This test will yield performance defecates in cognitive ability. This test will be taken by a method of paper-and-pencil.    

Item Preparation: the test subsets should help to assess the weaknesses and strengths in cognitive processing through administered the subtests.   

Standardization and Ancillary Research Programs: this test will analyze cognitive ability and help determine if clinical intervention needs to occur based on the results of sample scores.
Preparation of Final Materials and Publication: technical manual will be provided 
Hogan, T. P. (2007). Psychological testing: A practical introduction (2nd ed.).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Pearson Education Inc. (2014). Basic Achievement Skills Inventory. Retrieved from

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