Classroom test construction

The power of a table of specifications

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Abstract

Classroom tests provide teachers with essential information used to make decisions about instruction and student grades. A table of specification (TOS) can be used to help teachers frame the decision making process of test construction and improve the validity of teachers' evaluations based on tests constructed for classroom use. In this article we explain the purpose of a TOS and how to use it to help construct classroom tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPractical Assessment, Research and Evaluation
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - 10 May 2013

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In: Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation, Vol. 18, No. 3, 10.05.2013, p. 1-7.

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