Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement

Course Notes

Anthony D. Albano
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

January 6, 2016
Contents
0 Introduction and Overview
 Perspectives on Testing
 Course Purpose and Outline
 Summary and Homework
1 Measurement, Scales, and Scoring
 Introduction
 What is Measurement?
 Measurement Scales
 Scoring
 Measurement models
 Score Scaling and Referencing
 Summary and Homework
2 Testing Applications
 Introduction
 Tests and Decision Making
 Test Types and Features
 Summary and Homework
3 Cognitive Test Construction
 Introduction
 Validity and Test Purpose
 Learning Objectives
 Features of Test Items
 Item Writing
 Summary and Homework
4 Affective Test Construction
 Introduction
 Validity and Test Purpose
 Construction Strategies
 Features of Personality Items
 Item Writing
 Summary and Homework
5 Reliability
 Introduction
 Consistency of Measurement
 Classical Test Theory
 Reliability and Unreliability
 Reliability Study Designs
 Summary and Homework
6 Interrater Reliability
 Introduction
 Consistency of Ratings
 Agreement and Consistency
 Summary and Homework
7 Item Analysis
 Introduction
 Analyzing Items
 Scoring
 Item Difficulty
 Item Discrimination
 Differential Item Functioning
 Summary and Homework
8 Item Response Theory
 Introduction
 IRT versus CTT
 Traditional IRT Models
 Applications
 Summary and Homework
9 Validity
 Introduction
 Validity
 Content Validity
 Criterion Validity
 Construct Validity
 Unified Validity and Threats
 Summary and Homework
10 Test Evaluation
 Introduction
 Purpose
 Study Design
 Reliability
 Validity
 Scoring
 Test Use
 Summary and Homework
Bibliography
Bibliography
A Introductory Statistics Review
 Overview
 Some Terms
 Distributions
 Central Tendency
 Variability
 Covariability
 Summary