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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...