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RFC1 part 7

Data collection

Data Pieces of information
Norm-referenced data type of test, assessment, or evaluation which yields an estimate of the position of the tested individual in a predefined population, with respect to the trait being measured.
Criterion-reference data one that provides for translating test scores into a statement about the behavior to be expected of a person with that score or their relationship to a specified subject matter.
Affective instruments Measure characteristics of individuals along a number of dimensions and to assess feelings, values, and attitudes toward self, others, and a variety of other activities, institutions, and situations
Mental Measurement yearbook The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) includes timely, consumer-oriented test reviews, providing evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection.
Test a formal, systematic usually paper and pencil procedure for gathering information about people's cognitive and affective characteristics
Assessment general term for the process of collecting synthesizing, and interpreting information; also the instrument used for such purposes. a test is a type of assessment
Measurements process of quantifying or scoring performance on an assessment instrument
Performance assessment alternative or authentic assessment, is a form of testing that requires students to perform a task rather than select an answer from a ready-made list.
Constructs an abstraction that cannot be observed directly;a concept invented to explain behavior.
Cognitive tests an assessment designed to measure intellectual processes.
Standardized tests a test that is administered, scored and interpreted in the same way no matter where or when it is given.
Cognitive instruments Measure an individual’s attainment in academic areas typically used to diagnose strengths and weaknesses
Aptitude instruments measure the intellect and abilities not normally taught and often are used to predict future performance
tests in print Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language
observation receiving knowledge of the outside world through the senses, or the recording of data using scientific instruments.
Interview conversation between two or more people (the interviewer and the interviewee) where questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from the interviewee.
Questionnaire a research instrument consisting of a series of questions and other prompts for the purpose of gathering information from respondents
Survey a method for collecting quantitative information about items in a population
Variable is any entity that can take on different values.
Affective tests consumer testing, this type of testing is concerned with obtaining subjective data, or how well products are likely to be accepted.
Raw Score raw score is an original datum that has not been transformed. This may include, for example, the original result obtained by a student on a test
Standardized score a standard score indicates how many standard deviations an observation or datum is above or below the mean.
Achievement instruments achievement is determined by comparing it to the norm, the performance of a national group of similar students who have taken the same test
ETS nonprofit institution advancing quality education with valid educational testing, curriculum development assets and test prep products.
Buros The Buros Institute, publishers of The Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print, provides critical analyses of tests and testing instruments.
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