Tests are having an increasing impact on what goes on in schools.
A good test can support and inform teachers in their work. It will encourage good teaching practice, with a coherent, holistic approach to the curriculum. It will focus on pupils' understanding, rather than on their memory. And it will be accessible, as it stands, to pupils with a wide range of special educational and assessment needs.
This book explains some of the nuts and bolts of sound test development. Written by a teacher and test developer, it will be of interest to anyone who wants to
- choose a test to use in the classroom;
- interpret test results;
- write test questions;
- manage the development of a large-scale testing project.
Using straightforward, readable language, An approach to Test Development offers an insight into the sometimes puzzling world of tests and testing.
How to cite this publication:
Clausen-May, T. (2001). An approach to test development. Slough: NFER.