1. What are the four cornerstones of test worthiness? Briefly define each of the four types
of test worthiness.
2. Explain what is meant by a correlation coefficient and describe how it is applied to the
understanding of test validity and test
3. Describe the three main types and the various
subtypes of validity.
4. Why is validity known as a “unitary
5. Why is “face validity” not considered a type
of validity?
6. Describe the three main types and various
subtypes of reliability.
7. Explain how item response theory (IRT) is
different from the more commonly used types
of reliability from classical test theory.
8. Why have cross-cultural issues taken on such
importance in the realm of tests and assessment?
9. Relative to cross-cultural issues and assessment, provide a brief explanation for each of
the following:
a. Griggs v. Duke Power Company
b. Americans with Disabilities Act
c. FERPA (The Buckley Amendment)
d. Carl Perkins Act (PL 98-524)
e. Civil Rights Acts (1964) and Amendments
f. The Freedom of Information Act
g. PL 94-142 and the IDEA
h. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
10. Describe the main issues involved in assessing
the practicality of an assessment instrument.
11. Describe the five steps critical to the selection
of a good assessment instrument.

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