The six papers in this issue summarize 10 years of theory development, empirical research, and
practical experience in criterion-referenced testing. Much of the theory development has focused on
questions and issues ...
A vast body of methodological research on criterion-referenced testing has been amassed over the
past decade. Much of that research is synthesized in the articles contained in this issue. The fact that
this issue is ...
A criterion-referenced test can be viewed as
testing either a continuous or a binary variable, and
the scores on a test can be used as measurements of
the variable or to make decisions (e.g., pass or fail).
Recent work ...
It has sometimes been assumed that validity of
criterion-referenced tests is guaranteed by the definition
of the domain and the process used to generate
items. These are important considerations for
content validity. ...
This paper provides a review of a class of probabilistic
models that has been developed for use in
the assessment of trait or competency acquisition.
Consideration is given to the relative merits and
limitations of ...